You may have noticed that we’re now featuring (starting on the homepage and continuing inside) a series of lists highlighting popular content from around the web. The lists, which are updated every day and include both free and paid content, cover the most-downloaded movies (Netflix), e-books (Kindle), videos (YouTube) and music and apps (iTunes and Facebook). We’ll be adding additional bestseller lists in coming weeks and months. We’ll also regularly be writing posts to tease out interesting backstories from these lists, whether it’s how a particular piece of content rose up the ranks, or the emergence of some intriguing trendlet buried in the data.
We hope the lists — and the stories about items on the lists — provide a window onto what’s working contentwise on the web and why. As always, email us with your thoughts at editorial AT paidcontent.org.