The end of the year is almost upon us. In fact, by the time you read this Christmas may be long gone and 2012 may be barely registering in that blob of gray matter we laughingly refer to as our brain. If that is the case then it’s high time you jog your own memory of the year that’s passed, and you may even learn something in the process.
MakeUseOf may not have been the dominant thing in your life in 2012, but it probably played a part in your daily routine. To think, we don’t even charge for this stuff, giving most of it away for free. It’s now your turn to give something back, not only to us but also to your fellow readers. It’s easy enough, all you need to do is nominate one or more pieces of content as your favorite MakeUseOf post of 2012.
This Week’s Question…
What’s Your Favorite MakeUseOf Post Of 2012?
MakeUseOf is bulging at the seams with articles, with well in excess of 14,000 having been posted to the main site since we launched in July 2006. That’s not to mention the Best Of pages, Guides and Cheat Sheets, directory of websites, and questions posed at MakeUseOf Answers. Every day sees dozens of new pieces of content posted to the site, so there are thousands posted over the course of a year.
For this special We Ask You running for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period, we want to know what your favorite post of 2012 is. This could be a news post, an opinion post, or an offbeat post. It could be one of the lengthy features, an infographic, or a MakeUseOf Explains article. It could be one of the regular columns; such as Yaara’s poll, Dave’s weekly gaming round-up, or Tim’s Stuff To Watch.
If you can remember your favorite article then you can merely search for the keywords in order to find it. Or you can click through the archives one page at a time to find content you either previously missed or to remind yourself of the great content you saw but didn’t bookmark. The page numbers are constantly changing, but at the time of writing, work from 2012 goes as far back as page 460.
What’s at stake? Plenty. The response chosen as Comment Of The Week (or in this case, fortnight) will win 150 points for MakeUseOf Rewards, the list of articles will be turned into a ‘Best Of MakeUseOf’, and the writer(s) responsible will be given, well, a slap on the back for their troubles. They already get paid, what more could they possibly want?
NB: This question will remain open for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. So take your time clicking through the archives and deciding what post or posts you want to give props to and recommend to others.
All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told Us. One reader will be chosen for the coveted Comment Of The Week, getting their name up in lights, the respect of other readers, and 150 MakeUseOf points to use for MakeUseOf Rewards. What more motivation than that do you need to respond?
We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to necessitate a discussion. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.