The hot topic this year for Dead Tree Edition readers has been retirement: Nine of the 10 most-read stories dealt with efforts (or lack thereof) to downsize the U.S. Postal Service workforce by getting more employees to quit.
Here's a brief recap of the year's highs and lows:
- Most popular article: By a landslide it was USPS Planning Retirement Incentives To Help Downsizing, Donahoe Testifies, with 42,000+ page views, more than double that of any other story.
- Most commented article: 8 Reasons USPS Productivity Is Declining: The Employees Speak Out, with a whopping 74, including many insightful responses from the Postal Service's front lines.
- Most influential article: Some would say it was Greenpeace Sticks It To Toshiba: Company Has No Paper Policy because an embarrassed Toshiba pulled the plug on its hypocritical No-Print Day the next day, but I suspect that was a coincidence. My vote is for 10 Questions About Toshiba's No-Print Day, which nine days earlier brought Toshiba's greenwash effort to the attention of a fairly small audience, but an audience that quickly spread the word to more influential writers and