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At a Belltown coffee shop yesterday, I spotted a guy at a nearby table reading GeekWire. I got a bit giddy seeing a stranger “in the wild” interacting with GeekWire. In a small way, it reinforced the importance of the community that we are building here.

It also was anecdotal evidence of what we are seeing in the numbers. May was another blockbuster month here at GeekWire, with traffic blowing past our original expectations.

We’re having a ball building GeekWire, digging into original stories that matter to our readers. We’re truly humbled by the support, and we’ll do our best to keep GeekWire fresh, interesting and fun as we roll out new features. (By the way, if you have story ideas or breaking news tips, please send them our way at

Anyway, that’s enough of my blabbering. Here’s what you really care about, a look back at the top 10 biggest traffic generators on the site last month. A pretty diverse mix. Thanks again to everyone for reading.

Skype and Kinect could be Microsoft’s new killer combo (26 comments, 205 Tweets)

Geek Pride Day: Why it’s OK to let your geek flag fly (12 comments, 241 Tweets)

Sparkbuy’s Dan Shapiro on why he sold to Google: It puts ‘turbo chargers’ on the idea (12 comments, 96 Tweets)

Western Washington University computer science department faces the ax despite tech worker shortage (96 comments, 152 Tweets)

Microsoft customer satisfaction hits new high as Windows 7 takes hold (14 comments, 106 Tweets)

Full text: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s advice to USC grads (16 comments, 124 Tweets)

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ update stuffed full of features (17 comments, 37 Tweets)

Seven marketing mistakes most startups make (26 comments, 433 Tweets, Matt Heinz guest post)

Video: ‘Halo’ Spartan blows up mini-fridge to pitch Windows (0 comments, 37 Tweets)

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