Sunday, November 08, 2009

Splurb: The Most Popular Links From Social Media Sites

A new website has launched to help find the most popular links across the web. Splurb is very similar to Bit.ly, Tweetmeme, and Topsy, in that it indexes links from various social media sites and indexes them based on popularity.

Splurb searches sites like Digg, Reddit, and Propeller and then lists the most popular links from those sites. In order to get listed the link must be popular on at least two different social sites. The more popular the link, the bigger it is on the Splurb. All links are listed in 1 of 15 different categories ranging from business to humor to technology. You can change the sources required for your search to 2, 3, 4, and 5 different sources in each category.

One great feature is when you click a link, it takes you to the original story, which is very nice and bypasses the hassle of sometimes having to click 2-3 different links to find the original story. Under each link is a list of the sites where the story is popular, how many collective votes the story has and a place to comment.

Splurb is another great tool to add to your belt when searching for what's popular, breaking news and the latest web hype. The site is very simple and easy to use. Being able to adjust the settings to see what's popular across 2 or more sites makes it possible to only see stories and links that are the MOST popular from all across the web.

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