Let’s face it, Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki) puts out some good tweets — albeit if you’re on Twitter as much as I am you do see redundancy (you can read about why here).

The problem is that Guy Kawasaki is just one source and even the all-powerful Holly Kaw! himself can’t hear and tweet about everything.

The next alternative is subscribing to RSS feeds. Although they work great to aggregate information so you don’t have to manually monitor every blog and news channel, you’re still faced with the impossible task of trying to determine which of the hundreds of news stories and articles are the most important — the stories you need to read right now. And if you’re anything like me, you can spend countless hours delving into your favorite topics and never get to the breaking news.

Sure, you might chance across a nice article or two, but how do you know what’s on people’s minds right now? What are the top stories they’re reading and linking to? Those are the stories you need to read first. And one of the best ways to do that is with TweetReports.

How to Quickly Discover Top News Stories

  1. Log into your TweetReports account (or sign up for a free account here).
  2. Search for the twitter username of the news website you want to track such as CNN, mashable, techcrunch, rww, VentureBeat, etc.
  3. Look at the stories listed under “Top Links” in the sidebar.

When the Twitter search results are displayed, TweetReports will list the most popular stories under “Top Links”. You no longer have to guess what’s popular because TweetReports will tell you what people are linking to most.

Top Stories From Mashable

TweetReports tells you the top stories for each Twitter search.

To zero in on the best-of-the-best links, use “Filter Results” options to only display tweets that contain links and have been retweeted.

Filter Twitter Search Results

Use Filter Results options to quickly refine your Twitter search

To make this short process even faster, save your search and you’ll be only one-click away from the hottest real-time news stories.

That’s it. Instant access to quickly discovering the top stories people are talking about (and Retweeting) right now.

Bonus tip: To know which social media news site has the hottest trending story, try a new search for two Twitter usernames such as; mashable techcrunch and you’ll get real-time results for whose stories are most popular.