From FDL’s Editing Department: Most Popular FDL Videos of 2009
Zeitgeist. It’s a cool word, makes a buzzy, crunchy sound as it rolls off your lips to snag attention when uttered.
It’s German for “spirit of the time,” referring to a cultural snapshot which encapsulates the mood of a group or society. There are many ways to capture zeitgeist; we often see it without thinking about it when we look at lists of “most read,” “most shared” content from blogs, news sites or portal pages.
One such snapshot we can share is Firedoglake’s Most Popular Videos of 2009. What does it say that Wanda Sykes appearance at the White House Correspondents’ dinner took multiple places out of the top 25 — the second slot in particular wherein she reefs on a certain radio personality? Fortunately Sarah Palin only features in one of the top ten, while Sen. Al Franken and President Obama feature in at least two of the top ten; let’s assume this reflects well of the spirit of 2009. And let’s hope the most popular video in which Sen. Franken discusses the rate of medical bankruptcies in U.S. bodes well for our aggregate attention going into the new year.
Without further elaboration, here they are, ranked by the number of times they’ve been viewed: Firedoglake’s Most Popular Videos of 2009. Auld Lang Syne, Firepups!
A big thanks to our community members and contributors for a great year, and a special thanks to our tireless demi-gods of video who pull this stuff together and make it appear supernaturally every day.
Wishing you all a happy and with work and hope, a prosperous and healthy new year in 2010.