What we’re sharing on social media has become an important barometer of what we think is important — in the news, in our lives, in the world.

Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, which measures social interest, on what was worth sharing in 2012. For more year-end stories from MediaShift, check out our entire series.

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Managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer based in central Montana. In addition to her work with MediaShift, she teaches online courses at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. Before she came to MediaShift, she was the co-founder and editor in chief of the now shuttered online magazine NewWest.Net. When she’s not writing, teaching or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young daughter. She blogs about life on the farm, and other things, at www.lifecultivated.com.

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