Shareable launched onto the web in October 2009. But if you're new to the site, you've missed a lot! Here's our list of most popular articles, in order, as measured by pageviews:
- "Can We Design Cities for Happiness?" by Jay Walljasper: This piece by one of our contributing editors was spun off from his forthcoming book, All That We Share: How to Save the Economy, Our Communities, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, and Everything Else that Belongs to All of Us.
- "Dude, Where Our Car?" by Corbyn Hightower: Thousands of readers have been beguiled and moved by Corbyn's harrowing and authentic diary of surviving the Great Recession. (Are you going through an experience of sharing that you'd like to write about? Shoot me a note at jeremy (at) shareable.net.)
- "The Exterminator's Want-Ad," by Bruce Sterling: Most of the most recent articles and stories in Shareable aren't making this list simply because they haven't had as much time to be read. But we just published this Shareable Futures fiction last week, and it's already rocketed to the top of the charts — and triggered lots of debate on the web.
- "The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening," by Cory Doctorow: The Boing Boing founder and bestselling author launched his new series, about a band of technological outlaws, in Shareable.net, and in doing so kicked off Shareable Futures.
- "The Stranger Exchange," by Rachel Botsman: A piece about social entrepreneurship by one of our contributing editors and co-author of the forthcoming book, What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption.
- "The Book Bike," Paul M. Davis: Shareable.net readers seem to really like stories of bikes and of individual social entrepreneurs — this feature by one of our regular bloggers hits both bases at once.
- "Ten Ways our World is Becoming More Shareable," by Neal Gorenflo: Why does Shareable.net exist? This article by Shareable's publisher provides a fun, fundamental orientation to the trends and themes that shape this site.
- "Would You Share Your Car with a Stranger?" by Kimberly Gaskins: A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking car-sharing to the next level: peer to peer. Shareable.net provided the first authoritative overview of this trend.
- "The Slow Homes Manifesto," by Janelle Orsi: This piece by the Sharing Solution's co-author provides a definitively Shareable take on the housing crisis — and provides a visionary alternative. Be sure to read part two!
- "How to Be a Carfree Family," by Angela and Dorea Vierling-Claassen: A fabulous nuts-and-bots introduction to living life without a car, this DIY guide was the sleeper hit of November 2009.
Runners up: "Detroit, New Frontier"; "The 15 Best Shareable Books of 2009"; "I Made an iPad Book in One Weekend (and so can you!)"; "The Psychology of Open Source Explained"; "Gadget Lust vs. Good Enough"; "The Visceral Neighborhood"; "Shareable Futures"; "How to Start a Really Really Free Market"; and "Urban Foraging."
Next: The top 10 articles picked by our editorial advisors. It's definitely not the same list!