For the New Year weekend, here are the most "liked" posts of 2012 based on the Facebook like button. (The button was only added recently, and not everyone likes Facebook, so actual positive feelings toward these posts are probably much higher.) Not surprisingly, they are mostly substantial posts with some long-term relevance. Did you miss any of them?
- The Silicon Valley Shuttles, Revealed. 240 likes
- Paris: The Bus Stop of the Future. 231 likes.
- On Cities, Conservatives, and Getting Past the Boredom. 99 likes.
- Auckland: How Network Redesign Can Transform a City's Possibilities. 66 likes.
- Portland: The Urban Grid is 30 Years Old; Thank a Planner! 65 likes.
- The Photo that Explains Almost Everything. 54 likes.
- Urban Designers Are from Mars, Transit Planners Are from Venus. 44 likes.
- The Atlantic Wonders if Transit is Failing White People. 40 likes, but more important, see my Atlantic Cities article that grew out of this post, here.
- How Auditors Get Transit Wrong: A Lesson from Vancouver. 31 likes.
But if enjoy philosophical conversation at all, the most fun post of the year is probably:
- Socrates Visits the Federal Transit Administration, 29 likes, but since when did philosophers care about likes?
Happy New Year.