Top videos on tampabay.com for 2012
This year, tampabay.com made a commitment to provide more video for our readers. And it resulted in a record number of video plays on our site. Here are the Top 5:
[Please note that the links unfortunately do not work on mobile devices due to a technical issue.]
1. Betrayed by her body, she lives in agony, not ecstasy (469,314 views). This video ran with the story of Gretchen Molannen, a woman who suffered from an unusual sexual disorder. Before the story published, she committed suicide, resulting in the story taking on a huge Internet life that drove views of the video.
2. For parents of micropreemie, a wrenching decision (102,166). This video accompanied the series of stories called "Never Let Go" and previewed the narative that was about to unfold of a baby born four months too early and the fight to save her life.
3. Rays ace David Price (and Astro) get keys to Tampa (41,078). Tampa honored Cy Young Award winner Price, but it was Astro who stole the show with a short little "speech." (A snippet of the video on ESPN's SportsCenter didn't hurt this either.)
4. FHP officer cleared in taser shooting (33,001). When Danielle Maudsley, clad in handcuffs, bolted out the door of a Florida Highway Patrol substation after she had been arrested, a dashboard video camera in a patrol cruiser in the parking lot captured Trooper Daniel Cole chasing her and firing a Taser at her.
5. Witness describes Fla face-chewing attack (27,240). One of many videos related to the attack, this one featured surveillance video and an eyewitness account of what he saw.