For as much information as we share about ourselves, or our friends share (or, if we’re being honest here, often times overshare) about themselves on Facebook, users also use the site as a forum to share information about the world around them.
So which stories were most likely to appear on your News Feed over the past year? Facebook has just released its list of the Most Shared Articles in 2011, compiling the 40 articles that range from tragic news (including the most-shared of the year, the stunning before and after satellite photos of Japan from the New York Times) to the amusing. (Remember when everybody freaked out about the “new” Zodiac signs? Three of the top-40 shared stories were astrology related, including the reassuring CNN.com article “No, your Zodiac sign hasn’t changed” which took the No. 3 spot.)
Some of the other big stories to get passed around on Facebook included the death of Steve Jobs, parental advice (namely, “Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps”) and Facebook itself. Here’s the complete list: READ FULL STORY