I've occasionally seen, on AOL, Yahoo, or CNN, that "most popular stories" list on the side of the page. This ranks the current news articles in order of the customers' actual selection.
I'm always saddened by the fact that Brittany Hilton or Bambi's disappearance on Tahiti are the sort of stories that predominate.
Fortunately those sophisticated, wise Europeans have a more serious outlook. Today's top 5 from Bild:
Top 5 stories
Oscars battle of the dresses: Angelina Jolie vs. Jennifer Aniston is black and white!
Oscars dress battle
Angelina Jolie vs. Jennifer Aniston again!
Paul Gascoigne's hell
Gazza tells all about drink and drug addictions
Jade Goody's perfect wedding to Jack Tweed: Terminally ill star says
"I'm ready to go to heaven"
Stock market freefall
Wall Street fall sees DAX and Dow Jones suffer
Rihanna ready to forgive Chris Brown: Attacked popstar ready to take boyfriend back
I'm afraid to look at Le Monde's list...