This is the first in a series of posts counting down the most-read State Worker blog items of 2012 -- with a little hindsight twist.
When the state auditor reported that a Department of Education employee had posted 4,900 sacbee.com comments on his work time, our post about it drew enough attention to earn it 10th place in our countdown of this year's most-viewed State Worker blog items.
While the unnamed state worker's comment tally was astounding, Bee managing editor Tom Negrete to put the number in perspective for media blogger Jim Romenesko.
"As commenters go, he would not make our top 20 commenters, who each average 1,000 comments a month or more. We've spoken to most of those on the top 20 list, and they are mostly retired folks." Negrete said. "... so impressive to have a day job and still post about 600 comments a month."
Here's the Dec. 11 item: California state employee posts nearly 5,000 online comments from work