Top Stories on Slashdot

Now that I have been able to look around behind the scenes and got my hands on the internal analytics for Slashdot, we are kicking around with the idea to expand the push of the most popular stories on Slashdot beyond the Popular page.

In Google Analytics you can easily put in a filter for the url of the individual stories, and see which ones were most popular in terms of page views for any given time. For instance, here are the top 10 most popular stories from last week (7-13 August)

1. Cancer Cured By HIV
2. Ask Slashdot Self Hosted Gmail Alternatives
3. 8 Grams of Thorium Could Replace Gasoline In Cars
4. S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake
5. New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection
6. Anonymous Vows To Destroy Facebook
7. Facebook We Have Proof Ceglias Contract Is Fake
8. Ask Slashdot Am I Too Old To Learn New Programming Languages
9. Science Fair Entry Shuts Down Airport Terminal
10. Macs More Vulnerable Than Windows For Enterprise

Or the most popular stories for the months of July

1. Zuckerberg Quits Google Over Privacy Concerns
2. Facebook Trapped In MySQL a Fate Worse Than Death
3. Microsoft Developer Made the Most Changes To Linux 30 Code
4. Why Your Dads 30 Year Old Stereo Sounds Better Than Yours
5. Watch Out Linux GNU Hurd Coming
6. Pastafarian Wins Right To Wear Colander In License Photo
7. Google Bid Pi Billion Dollars For Nortel Patents
8. Facebook Bans Google Ads
9. Dropbox TOS Includes Broad Copyright License
10. Chinese Officials Need a Better Photoshopper

These could include stories submitted in just the day before the time period started, as I only filter on the story URL. But as Slashdot does include the actual date of the submission in the URL, we can even do some more advanced filtering and only showcase those stories submitted in the period AND very popular. But I guess you would always favor the stories submitted at the beginning of the week this way.