What's popular at the BBC
June 13, 2006 5:49 AM   Subscribe

Many news sites already show a list of the most popular stories, but the BBC has gone one further with its BBC News Live Stats. Not only can you see the most popular stories updating in real time and also based on region, but you can also view the flow of the news over a day; this will be very interesting to watch when breaking news occurs.
posted by adrianhon (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

breaking news
posted by NinjaTadpole at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2006

posted by slater at 6:41 AM on June 13, 2006

no fitzmass this year....
posted by DesbaratsDays at 6:57 AM on June 13, 2006

Hey, this is really good. I don't think we've ever been able to see what readers are interested in like this before. So much of newsroom work is guessing this sort of thing.
posted by bonaldi at 7:11 AM on June 13, 2006

This pretty damn cool, I wish google would have these kind of metrics easily readable.
posted by bigmusic at 10:04 AM on June 13, 2006

Very cool. Thanks.
posted by Smedleyman at 10:43 AM on June 13, 2006

That's a really nice route into the BBC site, cheeers for the pointer adrianhon.
posted by jack_mo at 1:24 PM on June 13, 2006

Las Ultimas Noticias, a Chilean tabloid, publish their entire layouts online, and use the click rates to pick tomorrow's stories. They're revoltingly succesful with this.
posted by signal at 2:21 PM on June 13, 2006

Pretty awesome, thanks for the link.
posted by livii at 2:31 PM on June 13, 2006

Signal, I'm more interested in that than is permissible for newspaper geeks. Do you have a reference?
posted by bonaldi at 4:31 PM on June 13, 2006

Interesting. I'm rather addicted to the similar newsmap - it allows comparisons among different countries, and it's very graphic (some say annoyingly so, but I beg to differ.)
posted by DenOfSizer at 10:25 AM on June 14, 2006

Really cool, but why is every continent 5% below average traffic? Is the BBC getting a lot of off-planet . . . oh god
posted by yerfatma at 10:32 AM on June 14, 2006

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