On the Batavia Patch Facebook page, it seems as if I'll get a lot more participation when I ask a question of readers than I will in Geneva. On Batavia Patch, readers are passionate about certain topics, including downtown development and schools. On the flip side, and as a bit of a surprise, sports hasn't done as well in Batavia — in terms of page views and UVs — as I would have expected in such a great sports town.
All of that is observation and a bit subjective, based as much on what I've noticed as it is on data.
But from a purely objective, numbers-gathered examination, one thing is for sure: You folks love your hard news.
Of the top eight most-read Batavia Patch articles of 2013, all are in the category of Police & Fire, and most were breaking news stories. In a few cases, it didn't even make a difference whether the news happened in Batavia.
Why show you the top eight, rather than five or 10 or 50? Because eight stories made it above the 4,000 page-view threshold we arbitrarily set for this article.
Click on the headlines below to read the full articles, listed in order of most-read (big numbers for the No. 1 item) to least. It might not be a happy-face trip down memory lane, but it's surely a compelling one.