Way back in two thousand and ten,
We started a website and then,
Got thousands of likes,
For pics of nicked bikes,
And some proper news now and again.
Thanks all contributors and commenters.
We have removed the post headlined ‘Faucet, We Don’t Have A Chance’ after solicitors acting for Denis O’Brien this afternoon strongly requested we (and our hosting company) do so by 5pm.
We will keep you posted on any ‘developments’. Sorry for this and the sporadic postage during the last couple of hours. Everything is going to be alright.
*downloads ‘Rumpole’ box-set*
UPDATE: Thicker Than Uisce
The figures for Broadsheet in 2013 have been ‘totted up’.
Karl saw a…
4.9% INCREASE in visits to 13.8 million
5% DROP in unique visitors to 2.9 million
6.5% RISE in pageviews to 30.1 million
Chrome continues to be the dominant browser choice with 39% (up 6%) of users. Firefox stays in second place with 17.6% (down 4%), Safari takes third with 15.9% (down 0.1%) taking Internet Explorer’s place which now has 14.9% (down 2.9%).
iOS still accounts for 2/3rds of the mobile browser traffic to the site and Android taking most of the rest. The big winner though is Windows Phone from which pageviews exploded by 648% (for a total of 2.4% of the mobile traffic).
This year saw the release of an updated iOS app as well as new Android and Windows Phone apps. There were 8,522 downloads on iOS (for about 30K total) and 4,654 on Android. From that, there’s between 2,500 and 3,000 active users a day producing 2.5 million sessions and 15 million screen views between them. It very much seems like people dip in and out of the apps a few times a day.
We will be posting throughout the ‘holiday’ period but will return proper on Thursday January 2.
Less frequent but NOT idle.
Karl is having a “look under the bonnet” during Xmas and may introduce some improvements to Broadsheet’s design and useability in the new year.
If you have any suggestions for the site or the apps in 2014 please leave them below.
Karl has kindly promised to address every query
in a non passive-aggressive manner.
Thank you to everyone who visited and commented regularly in 2013.
A raised tay to these ‘regulars’ in particular (but in no particular order)…
Clampers Outside; Bacchus, Sheila, Kieran, Frilly, BBop, Fat Frog, Mani, Mikeyfex, Continuity Jay Z, Domestos,Reppy, Sgt. Bilko, Caroline, Woesinger, Mick Flavin, Jockstrap, realPolithicks, Gingivitis Rex, Rory, Garthicus, Sinabhfuil, TK ickle; Scottser; Jess; Jungleman; Todd; ‘Original’ Helen; redmum; Good Helen; Sibling of Daedalus; Phil; Frilly Keane; Scooperman; ineverthoughtidenduphere; Medium Sized C; Rumpleforeskin; Spud; ReproBertie; Dylad; DHaughton; Happy Molloy; Custo; Mani; Tom; Tommy (controversial one); Gaz Top; Tommy (other one); Pidgeon; SpaghettiHoop; Fluffybiscuits;; Sam; Zardoz; SBY; ABM; Mister Mister; Staples; MNM; MileySilage; Mick Flavin; Mr Meh; Pat Mustard; Am I Still On This Island; Buzz; Jimmythehead; Garda Patrol was RTE’s Best Theme Tune; Bob; ahjaysis; Domestos; missred: Postmanpat; Drogg; Kieran NYC; PK; A Tomas; Pedanto; Custo; FFS; Planet of the missing biros; Mikeyfex; Bingo; Sidewinder; ZeligIsJaded; andyourpointiswhatexactly; Mé Féin; Hellsie; Nikkeboentje; The Northern Ireland-Pat Spillane Reconciliation Initiative; Robbie; Bisted; Down with that sort of thing; John Gallen and Salmon of Nollaig.
Happy Xmas, in fairness.
From all at Broadsheet
But The Best Group Blog 2013 award was delivered THIS morning.
But NOT to
Karl’s Den the Broadsheet office. Karl’s ma won’t have it in the house.
Because this was a ‘group’ award it’s not just ours.
Therefore, it now nestles between a vase and a ‘traditional’ African shield on a shelf in the home of John Gallen, a tireless Broadsheet reader and friend we have never met.
I accept this award on behalf of Hoop, Pedanto, Sido, Pidgeon, TK Ickle, Bacchus, Sheila, Kieran, Frilly, BBop, Fat Frog, Mani, Mikeyfex, Continuity Jay Z, Domestos, Sgt. Bilko, Caroline, Woesinger, Mick Flavin, Jockstrap, realPolithicks, Clampers Outside, Gingivitis Rex, Rory, Garthicus, Sinabhfuil, Fluffybiscuits, Bozo, Paidi, Helen, etc., etc. And all Broadsheet contributors. It’s sitting proud on the cubby in my hall way.