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Clare Spencer | 15:30 UK time, Friday, 17 December 2010

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Cricket dominates a lot of most-read lists including the Telegraph live text and the Guardian's live text of day two of the third test. There is more cricket and less talk than normal, as Andy Bull says "Well at last. It's been a long time coming, but we've finally got some cricket to write about."

Top of the Daily Mail's most-read list is news that President Obama will not be invited to Prince William and Kate's wedding. As William is neither the sovereign nor the heir to the throne, it is not counted as a state event and therefore the couple are not obliged to invite heads of state. Instead workers from the prince's 21 charities are expected to be invited.

Proving popular with the Independent readers is a look at the demise of the big Christmas TV event. Christmas day TV ratings have been falling since 1986 with greater choice, pirated films and computer games seen as responsible.

Readers of USA Today are clicking on the review of Google's latest browser experiment - Body Browser. The site describes the three-dimensional layered model of the human anatomy as "Google Maps for the body".

Sun readers prefer to click on a story headlined Gaga No Bra reviewing Lady Gaga's performance at the O2 arena on Thursday. As well as said outfit with no bra, highlights included Lady Gaga failing in her attempt to bite off a doll's head.

Top of Newsweek's most-read list is a collection of studies showing that characteristics we develop in adolescence may be not fads but lasting personality traits. The studies also suggest that brains don't fully develop until the early twenties, explaining why teenagers are so quick to fire off a stinging remark. The impulse to hurl an insult is there but the brain regions that an adult might rely on to stop himself from saying something cruel haven't caught up.

Slate readers are finding out about the tricks used to appease angry customers. Among the tips given to shop staff include waiting until the customer has finished their rant before apologising.

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