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Facebook's most shared stories of 2011


When they're not invading our privacy and causing relationships difficulties, those guys at Facebook are also providing us with insights we didn't even know we wanted.

As we're fast approaching the end of the year, one of the first retrospective lists has come our way, courtesy of the world's biggest social network.

Researchers have assembled a list of the most shared articles of the year in the US. Looking at the links, it's clear to see that animals, family, parenting and natural disasters are all important topics for users, while CNN and Yahoo are the most read news sites.

The number one piece is a look at Japan before and after the quake and tsunami. It was shared over 600,000 times.

The top 4o articles are below:

[via Facebook]





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25 Nov 2015

Man writes hilarious list of things that make wife cry for a month

25 Nov 2015

Watch this 14 year old smash the Rubik’s cube speed world record

24 Nov 2015

Did the Freemasons influence the Titanic AND Jack The Ripper enquiry?

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by Joe Ellison

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23 Nov 2015

The ShortList news quiz of the week

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