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Time is an illusion on the internet.
Search engines prove this statement true, evident by people such as Marc Pitman discovering old content to answer new questions.
Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. Here is a short list of some older blog articles that are popular for a reason.
90 is the number of comments about blog lurking, illustrating why you choose not to comment.
75 is the number of comments about the value of writing negatively, which according to Jeannie Chan, speaks volumes about what you think.
140 is the number of comments about my Foursquare account deletion, proof that you want to know where and what I eat.
163 is the number of comments about a guy named Bill Dorman, driving home the value of standing up to lead your community.
118 is the number of comments about the power of a thank you, showing that everyone deserves applause.
89 is the number of comments about a Facebook wall scam, which from 2008 provides a glimpse into the importance of search engines that led everyone here.
99 is the number of comments about blog commenting systems as written by Danny Brown, indicating this is a touchy subject among bloggers and readers.
68 is the number of comments about Livefyre, the commenting system that arrived here two months ago. Analytics indicate less people are commenting, but it is obvious you remain a committed lurker.
68 is also the number of comments about my belief that social media fails to bring us closer. You need to stop referring to your Facebook friends as friends — because people you trust are much more than friends.