Wednesday, December 15, 2010

3 Tools to Find The Most Shared/Popular Links on Facebook

Facebook_Like_Button2Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are mighty useful for sharing links and stories with each other. During the explosive growth stage of Twitter several aggregator sites like Tweetmeme and Topsy, to name a few, sprang up allowing people to discover the latest news stories that are actively circulating on the micro-blogging network. These sites were a runaway success and soon Twitter established itself as the fastest outlet for breaking news.

As for Facebook, there aren’t many aggregator sites that collect links shared on this particular social network. ItsTrending is probably the first that tried this. The site was established during the early quarter of this year, possibly in April. The fact that ItsTrending itself has only 656 shares on Facebook, at the time of this writing, indicates that the site hasn’t been able to generate buzz the way Tweetmeme had.

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Facediggs is another aggregator that presents the most popular links shared on Facebook by its users. Shared links are organized into different sections and links can be sorted by most recent, most shared and by trending.

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All Things Now is the most recent aggregator that lets you discover viral links on Facebook. Unlike ItsTrending or Facediggs, All Things Now has more wider categorization – topics such as Shopping, Cooking, Education, Politics and Finance are seen among others. You can view the most shared stories for today, the last week or all time - which can go back in time for as long as was the site was in existence, which isn’t very long, incidentally.

allthingsnow

Curiously, though all three sites purports to bring the “most shared” links on Facebook none of the sites appear to present identical content at any given time, which leads me to conclude that the stories and links you find on these three aggregators are not technically the most shared links on Facebook. But popular nonetheless.

Related: Find out which articles on your blog was most retweeted

3 comments:

  1. There are two other sites that might be worth mentioning. myprops.org and booshaka.com.

    itstrending.com used to show the number of shares and you could tell by the numbers they were WAY off. Gaming had abnormally high numbers and the numbers seemed to reach some arbitrary limit. That was disappointing. Not being able to find accurate data is what led me to develop allthingsnow.com. We're still working on making the numbers as accurate as possible.

    Thanks for the mention! :)

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  2. hey nice ... it is realy helpful for a social media professional like me.. thanks alot...

    u can check this site www.yindia.co.in which is worth mentioning in emerging economies

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  3. Oh wow this makes sense dude.

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