Facebook is no longer just about sharing snippets of your life. It is as much a content sharing platform as Twitter and Posterous. So, it’s not surprising that someone decided to put together a mashup to comb through all the noise and highlight the hottest topics of conversation on Facebook.
ItsTrending is a quick mashup created by Matt Schlicht, which provides a real time feed of the most shared content on Facebook. The site is divided into several sections. The featured content section displays top videos, addictive games and news. The other sections (News, Videos, Pictures and Games) have channels for major websites like TechCrunch, Digg, YouTube, Hulu and Flickr. Each channel showcases the most ‘Liked’ items from a particular website.
Another similar (but superior) service is Like Button. However, Like Button has a greater number of categories and several additional channels. Moreover, it provides you the flexibility to create new channels from your favourite websites.
Services like ItsTrending and Like Button can come in quite handy if you want a quick and easy way to discover hottest content from around the web. However, be warned – stay away from the Games section if the next couple of hours of your life is precious to you. I just lost half an hour playing ‘Eyjafjallajoekull‘.