1. Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage
    Published by The New York times on 2014-10-07 at 06:15:20

    The Supreme Court’s decision was a major surprise and suggests that the justices are not going to intercede in the wave of decisions in favor of same-sex marriage at least until a federal appeals court upholds a state ban.

    49722 Shares
    7229 shares and 42256 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 72 plus ones and 14 reshares
    131 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Geoffrey Holder, Multitalented Artist, Dies at 84
    Published by The New York times on 2014-10-07 at 02:57:46

    Mr. Holder used his manifold talents to infuse the arts with the flavor of his native West Indies — and in television ads for “the Uncola” in the 1970s and ’80s.

    37919 Shares
    9881 shares and 27947 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 34 plus ones and 1 reshares
    45 shares on LinkedIn

  3. ‘Fatal fire’ at Iran military centre
    Published by BBC on 2014-10-06 at 17:07:42

    Two people have been killed in a fire and explosion at a military facility near the Iranian capital Tehran, reports say.

    17251 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 16595 retweets and 26 favorites
    387 shares and 134 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  4. Catalonia government to decide by October 15 whether to hold referendum
    Published by Reuters on 2014-10-06 at 23:59:55

    MADRID (Reuters) – The government of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia will decide by October 15 whether to push ahead with a contested referendum on separation from the rest of Spain, a spokesman said on Monday.

    16000 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 15761 retweets and 68 favorites
    40 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    29 views on StumbleUpon

  5. ArtsBeat: ‘Twin Peaks’ to Return to Television on Showtime
    Published by The New York times on 2014-10-07 at 01:20:04

    David Lynch and Mark Frost, the show’s creators, will bring the show back to Showtime in 2016 for nine episodes.

    15632 Shares
    3238 shares and 12381 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Street fighting rages in Syrian town as Islamic State moves in
    Published by Reuters on 2014-10-07 at 03:55:31

    MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani on Monday after subjecting the Syrian border town to an assault lasting almost three weeks, residents and fighters said.

    11400 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 10475 retweets and 170 favorites
    361 shares and 256 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    35 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded for Discovery of Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’
    Published by The New York times on 2014-10-06 at 19:34:23

    A British-American scientist and two Norwegians were awarded the prize for identifying the cells that help animals determine where they are.

    8910 Shares
    2689 shares and 5973 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    221 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’
    Published by The New York times on 2014-10-06 at 19:34:23

    A British-American scientist and two Norwegians were awarded the prize for identifying the cells that help animals determine where they are.

    8909 Shares
    2689 shares and 5973 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    221 shares on LinkedIn

  9. VIDEO: BBC crew attacked with tear gas
    Published by BBC on 2014-10-06 at 00:13:29

    Turkish police have fired two tear gas canisters at a vehicle carrying a BBC reporting team as it was leaving the border area near Kobane.

    7991 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 7025 retweets and 129 favorites
    385 shares and 335 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Brazil’s Rousseff, Neves race for support in election runoff
    Published by Reuters on 2014-10-07 at 05:20:40

    SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – A tight runoff campaign for Brazil’s presidency kicked off on Monday with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business rival Aecio Neves racing to win over supporters of the third-placed candidate after she was knocked …

    6497 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 6074 retweets and 90 favorites
    176 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Columbus Day In Seattle Replaced With A New Holiday
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-10-07 at 04:52:48

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council is replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in the city.

    The resolution that passed unanimously Monday celebrates the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community on the se…

    6327 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 2 favorites
    1396 shares and 4877 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  12. Eid al-Adha around the world – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-07 at 01:09:25

    With the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice well under way, we take a look at the festivities taking place Continue reading…

    6228 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 5987 retweets and 78 favorites
    40 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. The Media Equation: The Washington Post Regains Its Place at the Table
    Published by The New York times on 2014-10-07 at 00:00:51

    Jeff Bezos’s willingness to finance hiring new employees has created an atmosphere of confidence and financial stability supported by strong journalistic leadership.

    5983 Shares
    1249 shares and 4298 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    375 shares on LinkedIn
    47 views on StumbleUpon

  14. US supreme court decision paves way for sweeping expansion of gay rights
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-07 at 03:19:48

    Court declines to hear appeals from five states Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin seeking to uphold same-sex marriage bans and paves way for legalisation in six other statesGay rights in the US a state-by-state interactive guide Continue …

    5982 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 131 retweets and 23 favorites
    994 shares and 4431 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 270 plus ones and 9 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Turkey freed British jihadis in swap deal for Isis hostages reports
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-07 at 00:29:31

    Foreign Office seeking clarification over reports Istanbul swapped European jihadis for its diplomats held by Islamic State Continue reading…

    5931 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 5728 retweets and 31 favorites
    46 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Human towers of Tarragona in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-06 at 13:23:19

    The tradition of building human towers, or castells, dates back to the 18th century and takes place at festivals in Catalonia, where teams colles compete to build the tallest and most complex towers. A castell is considered successful when it is loaded …

    5923 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 104 retweets and 13 favorites
    1527 shares and 4171 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Nurse in Spain tests positive for Ebola in first infection outside west Africa
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-07 at 03:15:00

    Nurse was part of team that treated priest who died in Madrid hospital last month after being flown home from Sierra Leone Continue reading…

    5525 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3962 retweets and 49 favorites
    882 shares and 485 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Spanish Ebola case requires rapid response to allay western fears
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-07 at 00:07:55

    It is important to ascertain exactly how Madrid nurse was infected to prevent inaccurate scare stories circulating on internet Continue reading…

    4989 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 4517 retweets and 36 favorites
    186 shares and 146 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Syrian Kurds say air strikes against Isis are not working
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-06 at 16:14:38

    Isis fighters have pushed to the edge of Kobani and evade western strikes, says spokesman for Kurdish fighters Continue reading…

    4680 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 1285 retweets and 78 favorites
    1620 shares and 1491 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 24 plus ones
    62 shares on LinkedIn

  20. 3m refugees have fled Syria’s civil war why is the US accepting so few of them?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-10-07 at 00:34:39

    Strict counter-terrorism laws and a protracted resettlement process have kept the figure low, as have ethical concerns over which refugees to resettle. But could the US be doing more? Continue reading…

    4453 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3435 retweets and 52 favorites
    48 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 590 plus ones and 178 reshares

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.

How we Rank

We track the Worlds’s leading news sites and try to find out which stories made a splash today, as based on social media shares. We are currently tracking Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon shares.

If you are a habitual news reader and need an aggregation point, this would be an ideal tool for you to get all the trending news in one place every morning and evening. Subscribe to our feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or on RSS for a ping on the daily update.

Note that we are currently combing through Huffington Post, Yahoo News, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, CNN, AlJazeera, and The New York Times.

If you would like to add other news sites to this list, please tweet us at @TheNextMeme.

Thanks for visiting.

Like Memes? Funnies? Epic Longreads? Hit Subscribe!