Here at WPR, we don't spend much time thinking about which of thearticles we publish will be most popular. But eyeballs are easier to quantifythan other more important measures. And we'd risk insulting our readersif we put no stock whatsoever in what they read most often. By the same token, it is an irony of online publishing that masses of first-time readers, clicking through from occasional links on heavily trafficked sites, can do more to shape statistics pertaining to popularity than that smaller group of core, loyal readers that it is the primary job of a publication like WPR to serve. And so,with these caveats, and while confessing a general ambivalence about year-endlists, we present our most-read articles of 2009.
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10 Most-Read Feature Articles