WE’RE NOT SURE what it says about our readers – or our stories – that no single news story dominates the list of the top ten most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year.
The stories that did make the list cover a broad range of areas. Several - such as the opinion piece about how to put a family business online or 21 reasons to be happy in Ireland – were one-off pieces, unrelated to what was happening in the news. The vast majority, however, were major breaking news stories.
Many of the stories that did well were linked to from other websites or shared extensively through Facebook and Twitter. In the end, the most read story ended up getting more than 94,000 page views in total.
Here’s the list in full:
And here’s links to the stories:
10. Column by businessman Peter Faulkner: I put my family business on Facebook - here’s what happened
9. Open thread: Readers picked their favourite Euro 2012 kit
8. A Dublin restaurant apologised for a tweet calling a customer an ‘arsehole’
7. Gardaí confirm that nine people were stabbed at the Swedish House Mafia concert
6. After a long and desperate search, the body of Jill Meagher was discovered in a shallow grave near her home in Australia
5. The Irish Daily Star gets into major trouble after publishing photographs of Kate Middleton topless
4. From Michael D Higgins hugging people to Maniac 2000, here’s 21 reasons to be happy in Ireland
3. Three young men die of overdoses after attending the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park
2. Liveblog following Budget 2013 as it happened
1. Ireland and the EU sign the controversial ACTA treaty aimed at stopping illegal internet filesharing