BuzzFeed took some heat lately for prioritizing the “sharability” of content on social networks at the expense of the facts.
It made me wonder what MPR News content did best on social networks this year. Can hard news do well on social networks, or is it only the land of soft features and sensational stories? I pulled together this list to satisfy my own curiosity and thought that you, dear reader, might also be interested in one final best-of 2013 list.
So here it is, MPR News’ top stories of 2013 based on traffic from social media.
11: Minnesota quality of life better than most (Facebook)
10: Maps: Same-sex marriage votes compared (Facebook)
9: Live blog: Winter storm blankets upper Midwest (Facebook)
3: The truth behind the aircraft carriers photo (Facebook)