One of the cool things about being a Web-only publication is that we can tell at a glance what our readers considered the most popular of the thousands of items we served up in 2012. In recent years, that's been spectacular video, and this year is no exception in the top spot. Another video (and not what you might expect) grabbed second spot, but it was plain old text that captured the imaginations of our readers for the third most popular item on the site in 2012.
Our Top Ten Stories of 2012
Video Editor Glenn Pew's original production of "William Rankin, The Man Who Rode the Thunder" captured the imaginations of thousands of AVweb readers and many more who saw the video posted on other sites that linked to it for their audience. In all, that video was seen 305,413 times during 2012.