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May 10, 2010

Brief note from the editor

A few small announcements and some stats as Big Picture nears its two-year anniversary (normal full entry to come shortly).

1) There is now an official iPhone/iPod Touch app for Big Picture (link will attempt to launch iTunes). An iPad app is still in the works, but will be coming soon (yes, we have heard the requests from many of you, thank you).

2) We've changed the header and icons slightly, looking for a more cohesive presence across the web.

3) Big Picture Archives are now a little easier to find and navigate now, From May of 2008 to May of 2010, navigate by using the "archives" dropdown in the upper navigation, or, in the archives, clicking on the links to "Next" or "Previous" months.

4) For those that don't already know, The Big Picture now has a presence on Twitter at @big_picture, and on Facebook

more inside...


Briefly, some stats from The Big Picture for the curious: Two years of posting, 315 entries total, over 165,000 (approved) comments.

Listed below are the top 10 most popular entries to date, and their page-view totals.

1. More from Eyjafjallajokull - over 14,000,000 page-views and counting.
2. The Short but Eventful Life of Hurricane Ike - 7,000,000
3. The Inauguration of President Barack Obama - 4,500,000
4. Earth Hour 2009 - 2,200,000
5. Iceland's disruptive volcano - 2,000,000
6. Earthquake in Haiti - 1,300,000
7. Typhoon Morakot - 1,250,000
8. The year 2008 in photographs (part 1 of 3) - 1,200,000
9. 2009 in photos (part 1 of 3) - 1,150,000
10. Iran's Disputed Election - 1,100,000

Thank you all so much for coming along for the ride it has been and continues to be a very rewarding endeavor. Now I have to get back to work and find some more photos, see you soon.

-Alan
 
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