TOP 25 News Sites Winning at Social Distribution

 

social media programe

We’ve been tracking the social spread of the world’s news sites since September here at NewsWhip. And we’re building a map of who’s winning at social distribution.

 

NewsWhip tracks about 60,000 newly published English language news stories each day, from about 5,000 sources. Depending on how many shares or tweets each one gets each hour, it moves “faster” or “slower” through the social web. We publish the results live as they happen at newswhip.com.

We looked at our aggregate data to see which sites we publishing the biggest quantity of viral stories. We reckoned we could define a story as “viral” if it gets at least 150 shares or tweets per hour, which would give it a NewsWhip score of 100 (more or less). We then picked a month (November 2011) to run our query for.

So here are the winners – the 25 sites that published the greatest number of viral stories (scores of 100 or more) in that month. These sites are the most viral news sources in the English language.

Rank Publication Number of Viral Stories
1 Huffingtonpost.com

1347

2 BBC.co.uk

1088

3 Guardian.co.uk

519

4 Dailymail.co.uk

426

5 Mashable.com

312

6 ABCNews.com

295

7 TechCrunch.com

248

8 Foxnews.com*

227

9 ESPN.com

218

10 Engadget.com

171

11 TMZ.com

158

12 TimesofIndia.com

149

13 Gizmodo.com

148

14 CBSNews.com

148

15 WashingtonPost.com

139

16 Telegraph.co.uk

137

17 Gawker.com

131

18 ThinkProgress.org

129

19 People.com

126

20 AlJazeera.com

116

21 Lifehacker.com

102

22 Wired.com

86

23 Jezebel.com

84

24 TheNextWeb.com

81

25 TheGlobeandMail.com

77

 

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