Here are the New York Times' 50 most interesting stories, measured by the total combined time readers have spent looking at them. I haven't read most of these, so I'm going to bookmark this page.
It’s a mix of
ambitious investigative projects, big breaking news, features and service
journalism. You can see the big themes of the last year, like race, terrorism
and technology — but also the things we found captivating, like the tale
of a solitary man who died alone and a step-by-step guide for falling in
love. Leading the list is that Modern Love column, which people have
spent close to 900,000 hours reading. That’s equal to roughly 100 years.
Over 25 years, eBay has carved out its space as the commerce hub of choice online. With 182 million users worldwide, that works out to about 35 percent of all US mobile users who shop those eBay storefronts. But did you know there are usually around 1.3 billion — with a B — active for-sale […]
Software apps are a dime a dozen. Well, if you’re going by their actual monetary cost, maybe not really. But considering how useless some poorly conceived, poorly executed apps are at doing the job you actually downloaded them to accomplish, it isn’t a stretch to think that many apps aren’t even worth a free download. […]
With everything happening in the last few months, we all but guarantee no one has been thinking about their taxes. That’s understandable — because, beyond all of our current concerns, nobody enjoys the whole tax filing process during even the best of times. Unfortunately, Benjamin Franklin was right — taxes truly are as inescapable as […]