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So now there are 100 of you left. Nice round number. But not for long! We’re at the point in the page where you have to scroll to see more. Of the 100 of you who didn’t five are never going to scroll. Bye!And this one shows where people spend time across Chartbeat sites:

The researchers made a few other telling observations, as well: Most clicks to news stories, they found, were made on links shared by regular Twitter users, and not the media organization itself. The links that users clicked were much older than we generally assume — some had been published for several days, in factNearly 46,000 people shared the post, some of them quite earnestly — an inadvertent example, perhaps, of life imitating comedy.

This was, incidentally, the Science Post’s inspiration for its recent “lorem ipsum” gag on the subject. The editor of site, who writes anonymously, told The Washington Post that he had tired of seeing the sheer number of misunderstood, misrepresented or straight-up fictitious bunk that people gleefully signal-boost across the Internet. The Science Post is run by professors and doctors, he explained: It pains them to see bad information spread this way.

Worse, the study finds that these sort of blind peer-to-peer shares are really important in determining what news gets circulated and what just fades off the public radar. So your thoughtless retweets, and those of your friends, are actually shaping our shared political and cultural agendas.Unfortunately for them — and indeed, for all of us — it wouldn’t seem the practice is going away.

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