Facebook has this afternoon released its own list of the top news stories of 2011.
Today’s list differs as it is based on the number of clicks each article received after being posted, liked or shared.
It is interesting to compare the “most clicked” and “most shared, liked and commented” lists. Note that recent stories such as the Sun’s “tatt-poo” story did not feature in yesterday’s list as it was published too recently to appear in the Searchmetrics data.
The number of clicks the Guardian has received has no doubt been influenced by its new Facebook app launched on 22 September. Last week Facebook reported the app was delivering an additional one million clicks a day for the Guardian.
Here is Facebook’s list of top news stories published by UK news outlets, which was released at the Le Web conference taking place in Paris.