Weekly Top Shares, 3-30-12


This week was full of decisive issues. The Trayvon Martin case ricocheted across the Web. The Supreme Court heard arguments on the 2011 healthcare law. And there was still lingering controversy surrounding radio personality Rush Limbaugh’s now-infamous comments about Georgetown law student-cum-political lightning rod Sandra Fluke.

Cooler heads of all races and political persuasions might agree that the shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida is a tragedy. Or that the merits or drawbacks of universal healthcare are now in the hands of the land’s 9 top judicial minds. Or that really, it’s in no one’s interest for people with a bully pulpit to denigrate others. But this week’s top shares were full of grist for the controversy mill, as this post from a South Carolina teapartier, this one from an anti-”Obamacare” group and this last post from Bristol Palin show.

On the other end of the controversy spectrum, this week’s top shares included some musings on the working world. Forbes columnist Erika Andersen examined why it is that top performers leave organizations. The answer? Not money and not hubris. Rather, “Top talent leave an organization when they’re badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring.” Seems straightforward enough.

Who’d have thought that a book about kids killing other kids in a post-apocalyptic world would be a smash hit? We’re talking, of course, about The Hunger Games – the book everyone’s got to read; and now, the must-see movie of the moment. Viewers flocked to see the spectacle, box office receipts soared, and enthusiastic fans shared review snapshots with each other.

We’ll leave you with one choice oddity that made its way all over the Spanish-speaking Web this week. Feel free to click through even if your Español is no bueno. You’ll hardly need language skills of any kind to appreciate this photo of the ultimate tattooed lady.

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