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Fark: It’s the Sun wots winning it

March 2, 2009 2 Comments

When it comes to Fark, it's the Sun wots winning it.

Fark is a social news site, concentrating on the stranger news stories. It's probably no surprise that the Sun has had most stories submitted, including such delights from early 2001 as 'Michael Jackson keeps 17 fully-clothed mannequins in his bedroom' and 'British Training French Troops. French Surrender', neither of which is on the Sun website any longer. Fortunately, later 2001 submissions, such as Warning issued: Photocopying butts is dangerous, are still available.

But it's a bit more surprising that the Guardian is in second place (with submissions going back to 2000 including Biologists counting monkeys chased off by 300 naked women and Belgium serves beer instead of cola to school children, it's safer).

The news comes after the finding that the Guardian's winning at Reddit, the Times at StumbleUpon and the Telegraph at Digg.

And yet again, as the table shows, the FT, Mirror and Express trail in at the bottom - showing a continuing lack of engagement with social media.

Newspaper site Fark: Stories submitted Fark icon on the site?
The Sun 2,939 Yes
Guardian 2,493 No
Daily Mail 2,313 Yes
Times Online 1,636 Yes
Telegraph 1,631 Yes
Independent 640 No
Mirror 263 Yes 143 No
Express 90 No

Clicking on the links will take you to the list of results for each newspaper site at

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