Global Voices Best of 2010

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Happy New Year from Global Voices!

It's been another amazing year in the world of online citizen media, and we're still working hard to make the world a more connected place. We hope you'll help us make this a reality by reading, donating, and maybe even writing or translating with us. Our volunteer community is made up of people just like you all around the world.

2010 was the year of earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, a state of emergency in Jamaica, a World Cup in South Africa, and massive floods in Pakistan. It was also a year of multiple Wikileaks revelations, and volcano eruptions in Guatemala, Ecuador, Indonesia.

Heavy rains got the attention of bloggers in Peru and Saudi Arabia, and plane crashes in Russia and India shocked the world. Facebook was blocked in Pakistan, red shirt protests in Thailand made global headlines, and Greek bloggers took stock of the economic crisis.

Our editors review events of 2010

Most read

Our most read post in 2010 was Brazil: The Cala Boca Galvao Phenomenon partly thanks to the fact that our co-founder Ethan Zuckerman mentioned the story prominently in his TED presentation.

The country that appears most often on our “most read posts” list is China. Including, “China: ‘My father is Li Gang'”, “Chinese blogger reviews of Avatar”, and “China: Confessions of a naked Internet runner”.

See more of our most read posts in 2010

2010 was also a Summit year for us. Here's a fraction of the Global Voices community in front of the Public Library in Santiago, Chile, which hosted this year's meeting.