The Local's most shared stories on Facebook
The Local · 23 Dec 2011, 15:32
Published: 23 Dec 2011 15:32 GMT+01:00
Swedish animal antics, medical madness, and plain old errors in human judgment featured prominently in stories by The Local that proved popular on Facebook in 2011.
It's no secret that Facebook and other social media sites are an increasingly important channel for internet users to get their news.
Indeed, Facebook users shared stories appearing on The Local tens of thousands of times over the course of the last year.
Click here to see which stories from The Local were shared the most on Facebook in 2011.
In fact, The Local's most shared story on Facebook was passed around a whopping 24,000 times, helping spawn a global media sensation that put one of Sweden's most famous symbols front and centre in newspapers across world.
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