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Penguins in jumpers blow records out of the water

The most shared Australian news story known to Share Wars is a local ABC radio piece about little penguins needing little jumpers to save them from oil spills. It was published in March, but we only recently detected it as a massive blip on the Likeable radar. The story is a classic that fits at […]

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Mi9 (formerly ninemsn) chief Mark Britt

The real Mark Britt article is here

  For all those who clicked on “Four key trends to be watching” in the Mumbrella newsletter: this is where you wanted to go.    

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Share Wars takes the Knight News Challenge

Share Wars has entered the Knight News Challenge, a competition for technology-journalism projects seeking funding. This year’s Challenge theme is “networks” so it’s right up our alley. Our entry is below. Any hearts or comments on the entry would be appreciated as user interaction with the entry itself is one of the criteria for advancing. On the entry page, you will see […]

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'Ageism victim' ... Madonna at the Superbowl.

Most-shared stories – Tues, Feb 7, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today from the Share Wars Engine. ‘Obviously’ satirical article catches out anti-abortionist  (Huffington Post) Transplant jaw made by 3D printer (BBC) Why Pinterest is 2012’s hottest website (CNN) Response to Madonna’s half-time show was ageist (Forbes) Alberto Contador found guilty of doping  (New York Times)

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Welcome to "breading"

Most-shared stories, Thu, Feb 2, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today from the Share Wars Engine. McDonald’s drops use of gooey ‘pink slime’ in meat  (MSNBC) Gingrich security harasses Paul supporter: Scenes from the primary (Yahoo) Hot New Internet Meme: ‘Breading’ Cats [The Internet] (Gawker) Op-Ed Contributor: Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job  (New York Times) […]

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Kubrick's The Shining gets interpreted by the NYT

Most-shared stories – Tues, Jan 31, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today from the Share Wars Engine. British tourists arrested in America on terror charges over Twitter jokes  (Daily Mail) University tuition fees list (BBC) Jury finds Afghan family guilty in honor killings (Yahoo) Arts & Leisure: ‘Room 237,’ Documentary With Theories About ‘The Shining’  (New York Times) Study: […]

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The Daily Mail argues against global warming and gets shared

Most-shared stories, Mon 30 Jan, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today from the Share Wars Engine. Facebook to File for IPO Next Week [R…  (Mashable) Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again) (Daily Mail) The 10 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys […]

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The sound of laser fire has a surprising source - Cracked.com

Most-shared stories, Wed Jan 18, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today across the globe on the Share Wars Likeable Engine. Wikipedia in anti-Sopa ‘blackout’ (BBC) Giraffe gunned down for family holiday fun (The Sun) How much a homemaker’s “salary” would be (Yahoo News) Boy beaten, robbed in Bridgeport (Chicago Tribune) 5 Ridiculous Origins Of Movie Sound Effects (Cracked)

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Arfa Karim Randhawa, a talented programmer, has died

Most-shared stories, Mon 16 Jan, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today across the globe on the Share Wars Likeable Engine. Colbert Super PAC Releases Romney Attack Ad In South Carolina  (Huffington Post) Night of chaos, fear after cruise ship ran aground (Yahoo News) Programming prodigy passes away at 16: Hear her philosophy of life (MSNBC) Toddler Who Battled Skin […]

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The loyal dog of the Japanese tsunami

Most-shared stories – Fri, Jan 6, 2012

Here’s a selection of the top trending stories today across the globe on the Share Wars Likeable Engine. No charges for teen widow who killed intruder (MSNBC) Vegans muscle their way into bodybuilding (New York Times) Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism (BBC) Internet Access Is Not a Human Right (New York Times) Another reason dogs rule: […]

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