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The nature of the media beast

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJul 21, 2012 9:26 PM

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Interesting discussion on the nature of media today, and the tendency toward driving traffic via the information equivalent of Twinkies. Below are my top 10 posts since moving to Discover Magazine measured by visits. The numbers to the right is the ratio of visits of the post over the past 2 years to the rough number of visits in an average day on this weblog.

1People of class drink alcohol 41.8

2Verbal intelligence by demographic18.6

31 in 200 men direct descendants of Genghis Khan14.8

4Verbal vs. mathematical aptitude in academics11.0

5Atheism as mental deviance7.8

6Genetics & the Jews 7.7

7How Ashkenazi Jewish are you?6.2

8Why Tibetans breathe so easy up high5.7

9No Romans needed to explain Chinese blondes5.0

10Facebook finally plateaus in 2011!4.6

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