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November 14, 2013 1:07 PM   Subscribe

oublio: most popular stuff on the internet "I made a site and I thought MeFi might find it interesting: It shows the most popular image on Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr in real time, as well as the most popular videos on YouTube each day: www.oublio.com. Now you can waste time on social media more efficiently!" [via mefi projects]
posted by xingcat (23 comments total) 46 users marked this as a favorite

 
this is what i needed.
posted by sio42 at 1:17 PM on November 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Nice! Though reddit photos often need the caption for context (this becomes awesome only when you know the OP put catnip in his/her food dehydrator)
posted by dontjumplarry at 1:21 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am delighted by this, especially because there are links through to the source of each image!
posted by troika at 1:24 PM on November 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Love it, mostly because the most popular gaming video is two nerds playing Super Mario World, which is highly relevant to my interests.
posted by muddgirl at 1:29 PM on November 14, 2013


What, no MySpace?
posted by slogger at 1:32 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is one of those things which, when it is invented, leads me to wonder: how is it someone didn't think of that before?
posted by mr. digits at 1:38 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Should I be surprised that the #1 tumblr picture appears to be a fetish thing?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 1:38 PM on November 14, 2013


I wonder how often it updates... I expected different "most popular right now" images when I checked back after a few minutes, given the way people post things to the internets.
posted by aught at 1:43 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


it refreshes hourly (http://www.oublio.com/faq.html)
posted by jeddie at 1:46 PM on November 14, 2013


I definitely got different stuff at 3:29 than I did just now.
posted by muddgirl at 1:46 PM on November 14, 2013


My first reload I got something new, but since then it's been the same set of pics. I wonder if we broke it.
posted by slogger at 1:46 PM on November 14, 2013


Current top likes/upvotes for a few images and videos you mean.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 1:57 PM on November 14, 2013


As people view the most popular pictures they become even more popular, so you get gridlock.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:57 PM on November 14, 2013


The current most popular image on reddit right now is making me have trouble with my prejudices. Perhaps I judged you too harshly, reddit people.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:22 PM on November 14, 2013


No 4chan?
posted by Thorzdad at 2:33 PM on November 14, 2013


I didn't think I was going to like this for some reason. But I was wrong, I do like it and will be checking back again.
posted by shelleycat at 2:44 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


So the most popular image on one of the world's most popular social networking timewaster sites at the moment is... a Monet painting? That almost gives me hope for humanity.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 3:13 PM on November 14, 2013


The #1 Reddit picture at the moment is a note saying "Found in Conf Rm A. Assumed to be yours." And below it is a single googly eye.

It's good they returned it, as Raggedy Ann was having problems with depth perception.
posted by JHarris at 4:57 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is good. Add an RSS feed and it gets from good to 'pretty usable work tool'
posted by _dario at 5:07 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I would rather see a real time Social Media War ROom with up to the second updates
posted by wheelieman at 5:48 PM on November 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love how these are presented without context. The Instagram ones in particular make it fairly evident that we're living in a parody of our own pop culture...
posted by schmod at 6:47 PM on November 14, 2013


Oh, God, I don't know how accurate it is overall, but right now the top images are completely emblematic of the various social networks' position on the internets.
posted by dhartung at 11:34 PM on November 14, 2013


"Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk."

- Jack Handey
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:35 AM on November 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


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