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#1 CAMRAlty

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

It has overtaken the NY Times. About 50 million people read it, apparently.

One theory about its popularity is that as well as the conservative stuff found in the paper itself being explored on the website, there's also a lot more stuff about salacious celebrity affairs.

It's not really mega news, but I thought people might find it interesting.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

Crikey. I guess it's like Eastenders/Corrie being the most watched TV show. Reads/viewers is by no means a measure of quality.

Similar to when Dessie tried to convince us that N Dubz selling 100 million records made them a good band.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

Despite everyones negative opinions its a great read.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

It's not really mega news, but I thought people might find it interesting depressing.


You are correct.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

People are stupid.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

Half of it is probably people clicking links in sheer astonishment at the shite and bile that foments from it.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

MBR is right. The BNP's site gets more hits than any other political party in the UK.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

I prefer this spin off site based on the Daily Mail

Kill or Cure
Help to make sense of the Daily Mail’s ongoing effort to classify every inanimate object into those that cause cancer and those that prevent it.

Facebook causes cancer :( *runs off to delete face book profile* I'm too young to dieeeeeee :(

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

Half of it is probably people clicking links in sheer astonishment at the shite and bile that foments from it.


Spot on, the only time I go on that site, is when there is a link to a riduclous story that needs proof reading

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

I really hope that MBR is correct. Sometimes I visit that the daily mail and daily telegraph website just to remind myself that whilst in my day to day life as a student the people I encounter are mostly social liberals, there are (sadly) still a significant number of social conservatives - who must nearly always be opposed.

I doubt that half of their hits are from people with similar reasons to visit the website.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

One of the interesting things about the Mail website, based upon the data I've seen, is that a lot of its traffic comes from the US. Although it has a fairly healthy lead on its closest online competitors in this country (Guardian and Telegraph), it actually seems to get more stateside visitors than it does British.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

Plus there are loads of links online on various forums about OTT stories the daily hate is famous for, so lots of the traffic is from people laughing at the stupid ill informed trash.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Only because you don't have to pay to read it I guess and people can comment in "outrage" at the various stories.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:43 PM

There was a guy opposite me reading the Mail this morning on the train. I can't say for certain but I think he caught my look of utter disdain.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

I read the website all the time, yet i'd never ever buy the paper. Not sure why tbh, i guess it's just good to see how the mail puts its own slant on the days news. I wouldn't read too much into this statistic, i bet there are many people like me who look at the website yet hate what the mail stands for.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

Guess that makes it official, The Daily Mail is the internet's biggest troll.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

There was a guy opposite me reading the Mail this morning on the train. I can't say for certain but I think he caught my look of utter disdain.


:lol:

Pat yourself on the back Paggers, you moral guardian you. What on earth was that bloke on the train thinking? Anyone who reads any paper except for <insert paper you think is really, really cool man here> must be a complete <insert derogatory term here>.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

It has overtaken the NY Times. About 50 million people read it, apparently.

One theory about its popularity is that as well as the conservative stuff found in the paper itself being explored on the website, there's also a lot more stuff about salacious celebrity affairs.

It's not really mega news, but I thought people might find it interesting.


Aren't all the tabloids stuffed full of vacuous sleb bollocks? Why don't they all have 10s of millions of internet readers?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

I really hope that MBR is correct. Sometimes I visit that the daily mail and daily telegraph website just to remind myself that whilst in my day to day life as a student the people I encounter are mostly social liberals, there are (sadly) still a significant number of social conservatives - who must nearly always be opposed.

I doubt that half of their hits are from people with similar reasons to visit the website


I can only assume this was tongue-in-cheek.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:08 PM

People are stupid.


Of course, you're not.

S'funny though, because that tends to be the consensus in most of the CIF threads when polls are clearly against the forum zeitgeist.

Hmm.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

Despite everyones negative opinions its a great read.


If you like reading about how Muslims and asylum seekers are the Anti-Christ. Oh, I forgot you do like reading that sort of stuff.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:36 PM


I really hope that MBR is correct. Sometimes I visit that the daily mail and daily telegraph website just to remind myself that whilst in my day to day life as a student the people I encounter are mostly social liberals, there are (sadly) still a significant number of social conservatives - who must nearly always be opposed.

I doubt that half of their hits are from people with similar reasons to visit the website


I can only assume this was tongue-in-cheek.

Nah it just reads like it was written by a drunk person, which it was.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:40 AM

Wonder if certain TFFers are still inexplicably wanking over how great John Sentamu is http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16771101

And yeah, before anyone asks I don't quite know what it has to do with this topic either. Guess it just brought DAILY MAIL to mind

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:42 AM

If you joined us in THE BOX tonight you'd have seen that I posted a link to that earlier. Missing out pineapple.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Wonder if certain TFFers are still inexplicably wanking over how great John Sentamu is http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16771101

And yeah, before anyone asks I don't quite know what it has to do with this topic either. Guess it just brought DAILY MAIL to mind


Disappointing. In the grand scheme of things these aren't particularly offensive comments by religious leaders' standards. But still, yeah, he's wrong.

And "wanking"? :lol: Were you drunk?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:28 AM

What on earth was that bloke on the train thinking?


Maybe it was you. He certainly looked the type of person who would hold such opinions. :innocent06:

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:40 PM

If you joined us in THE BOX tonight you'd have seen that I posted a link to that earlier. Missing out pineapple.


Darn, must get myself back in the box.

Disappointing. In the grand scheme of things these aren't particularly offensive comments by religious leaders' standards. But still, yeah, he's wrong.

And "wanking"? :lol: Were you drunk?


Not particularly, believe it or not - might have been indulging in a little bit of wummery with that comment though :thumb:

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

I've always thought of Sentamu as a much nicer alternative to some other bishops, such as Cormac Murphy O'Connor, and Michael Nazir-Ali, now he just seems slightly nicer.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

That website is totally dominated by celebrity fashion stuff, I bet it is well over half their views.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

That website is totally dominated by celebrity fashion stuff, I bet it is well over half their views.


It has the best pics of Rihanna :B)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:46 PM

What newspaper websites should we be reading then?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

What newspaper websites should we be reading then?


Guardian is probably the best now The Times has gone behind a paywall.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

A good article on the Daily Mail's web strategy and how their web audience differs from their print audience.

http://themediablog....tv-success.html

Essentially, the Mail's web success is entirely down to aggressively flooding its website with cheap 'vacuous celeb bollocks' copied from US wire agencies and pictures of celebrities in bikinis.

None of these observations are intended as a criticism of the Daily Mail. It has set out to sell cheap commodity content based on titillation and US celebrities in various states of undress and it does it to great success. But the Mail really is being unnecessarily modest - or deliberately disingenuous - when it claims the runaway success of its website is an extension of its now-stuttering success in print.

The two could hardly be more different and whatever it says, the Mail clearly wouldn't have it any other way.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

Guardian is probably the best now The Times has gone behind a paywall.

Will have a look.

I usually just check three or four different ones and see what news articles take my fancy.

I'm 17 so as of yet I have no political allegiances so I just read whatever.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

Get The Guardian Facebook app, it's pretty cool.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:54 PM

Get The Guardian Facebook app, it's pretty cool.


I deleted that because they posted on facebook that i'd read stuff using their app when I hadn't, i'd just read it as a normal website. I expected better from them.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:44 PM

Daily Mail sports section is actually pretty good...... enjoy reading Neil Moxley's views on Villa as often tie in with my own.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

I'm 17 so as of yet I have no political allegiances so I just read whatever.


I had political allegiances long before I was 17

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

I had political allegiances long before I was 17

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Well I know what party I will be voting for but I am not aligned to them