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Quick Tip: Check Whether A Link Is Fresh Before Sharing

Journalists pride themselves on being first. But it’s hard to scoop social media and your readers on the hot new viral video and latest must-see website.

Here’s a quick link to remember the next time you want to share a link you just stumbled on with your closest friends and followers: IsItOld.com

The “Is It Old?” site could save you from comments asking where you’ve been the past week or year, when you inadvertently share a link to the funny YouTube clip everybody else on the Internet discovered last Christmas. Paste or type in the link you want to share, and it gives you a full breakdown on how many times it’s already been shared and when it was first shared.

By the way: It says 10000words.net is “ridiculously old” — first shared more than a year ago. But know what? It’s always worth sharing, even if the site is more than hours old. So as you can see, this tool is best left to individual blog posts, videos or specific pages you want to point people to.

(H/T Mashable)

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