This was the first full year of Evolver.fm, which we recently redesigned with a new, cleaner look, and the world’s first cross-platform directory of music apps with categories, reviews, videos, and more.
To celebrate, we figured we’d take a look at Evolver.fm’s top five stories of 2011, as chosen by our readers.
(Note: This doesn’t count traffic to Evolver.fm articles on our syndication partners, including Wired.com, Gizmodo, CNET, Billboard, Hypebot, Business Insider, and Huffington Post.)
I am fairly certain that we broke the news about Turntable.fm, after I tracked the cellphone number of its co-founder Billy Chasen and surprised him with a quick call. He said he didn’t want the publicity yet… sorry.
Apparently, lots of people were curious about Google+ vs. Facebook as music platforms. Of course, a few months after we wrote this, Facebook stepped up its game considerably in the music area. (This story even found its way onto CNN, which is not an official Evolver.fm syndication partner.)
We were excited to try out Apple’s latest version of iOS in October, but unfortunately, our upgrade failed. We weren’t the only ones who encountered those problems, making our account of the fail the third-most-read story on this site in 2011. (Even worse, we encountered another problem when we tried the same upgrade on an iPad.)
Our most popular tutorial of the year, this guide to introducing your old iPhone to your new computer owed plenty to a nice gentleman at the Apple Genius store who taught us the technique depicted there.
Rounding out the list is our exclusive interview with YouTube executives, wherein they explained how free music can earn as much revenue as paid music thanks to advertising innovation and other factors.
It’s been quite an eventful year! We’re not yet done posting for 2011, but that’s where things stand as of today.
Read more Evolver.fm articles next year by following our main Twitter feed, @evolverfm — not to be confused with my old one, which duplicates those tweets but without our pithy observations. In addition, you might like our new @evolverfm_apps Twitter feed, which tracks notable additions to Evolver.fm’s directory of music apps.