Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Facebook's most shared stories of 2011

fblogo.png

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]

Related

fd.png

Facedrink

passwordHERO2.jpg

Worst Passwords of 2011 Announced

kim.png

Kim Jong-il's grandson on Facebook?

Comments

More

11 of Clinton's most cutting Trump put downs from the election debate

"A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes."

27 Sep 2016

Steven Avery is engaged to a woman he's only met once

If you're unlucky in love there's still hope for you by Paddy Maddison

26 Sep 2016

This Canadian town will give you a job and land for just moving there

Always wanted to move to Canada? Now's your chance... by Paddy Maddison

26 Sep 2016

John Oliver explains why 'Dangerous' Trump is much worse than Hillary

"The 2016 presidential race is teeming with raisins. Sorry…scandals."

26 Sep 2016

Why are so many people terrified of clowns? Psychology has an answer

Why are the USA's continued clown sightings freaking us out so much? by Paddy Maddison

26 Sep 2016

Girl submits assignment while drunk, fails wonderfully

Well at least she tried

23 Sep 2016

The average worker gives their company 3 weeks of free work every year

There's a good chance you're being screwed over by Tom Fordy

23 Sep 2016

Watching sad films is good for you and is a natural painkiller

Get those tissues ready by Tom Fordy

22 Sep 2016

We spoke to a former MI6 spy about the murky world of covert killings

22 Sep 2016

Evan Davis dresses down Hungarian minister for declaring “no go zones”

BBC Newsnight got seriously awks by Tom Fordy

22 Sep 2016