I want to read the articles and webpages which are highly voted by readers around the world using Google's +1.

By voted I mean the articles which have the maximum count of +1s, or at least a very high count.

Is there a way to find out about these articles? Or is there any website that has a list of these articles?

  • I just found one website that is close: www.socialstatistics.com – xorpower Dec 20 '11 at 11:28

I have not found anything like that yet. The main reason will probably be that +1'ed links are shared among your friends. So unless you are friends with everyone, there is no way to tell what links got the most +1's (unless Google decides to start sharing that information).

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    From what I can tell, there are two different aspects of +1: the private ("eisb has +1'd this article") that will share among my friends, and the public ("this article has 1204 +1's") aspect of it, which will include my +1 but will not attach my name to it for people who are not my friends. Look on any article with a +1 badge and you'll be able to see how many people have +1'd it. – eisb Nov 29 '11 at 10:20
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    Forgot that, you're right. So it boils down to either Google sharing that info, or somebody parsing articles for the +1 count. – pritaeas Nov 29 '11 at 10:57

If you use Google Reader, you can try the Explore link that is above your own subscriptions.

In the left-hand Explore section, you'll find Recommended items and Recommended sources. We use algorithms to find fresh and rising images, videos and pages from anywhere on the internet to generate the Popular items, and then rank them in the order we think you'll like them.

The articles that Google recommends generally have a high number of +1s

Your recommendations list is automatically generated - it takes into account your existing feed subscriptions. Aggregated across many users, this information can indicate which feeds are popular among people with similar interests


Here is a really cool site that does what your looking for and much more: http://www.gplusdata.com/leaderboard/pages/growth

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    The site is good for browsing Google+ users. I'm not sure it lists down +1's across internet. – xorpower Oct 8 '12 at 13:00

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