Mashable Unearths Digg’s Top 10 for 2009

DiggLogo.jpgMashable used Digg 365, the tool launched earlier this month by Digg, to determine Digg’s top 10 stories of 2009.

The list (commentary from Mashable):

10: (11,200+ digs) This is why I love Digg, Digg bands together to “sing” a classic.

9: (11,400) Girlfriend’s angry emails to her vacationing boyfriend, one of the best humor videos from CollegeHumor this year. The text says it all.

8: (11,500) Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard, The Onion mocks Apple and Apple’s fanboys with the “Macbook Wheel.”

7: (11,800) Mythbusters vaporize a car with a rocket sled doing 650mph, do I really have to explain this one?

6: (12,200) AT&T blocks 4chan!, AT&T blocks 4chan. 4chan responds angrily. A ceasefire is declared and AT&T unblocks 4chan. AT&T says it wasn’t aimed at 4chan. Moral of the story: Don’t piss off 4chan.


5: (12,800) The Pirate Bay Trial: The Official Verdict—Guilty, The Pirate Bay’s founders were declared guilty of copyright infringement, beginning TPB’s long spiral downward.

4: (14,300) We Didn’t Start the Flame War [Music Video], CollegeHumor hits another home run with this video.

3: (18,800) The Story of Prisoner F95488, this ESPN The Magazine article touched a nerve with the Digg community as a rising soccer star was thrown into jail for something many believe he didn’t do.

2: (24,900) Michael Jackson Dies, the world mourned together.

1: (25,500+) Barack Obama Officially Becomes 44th American President, Digg saw Obama as change it could believe in.