May 23rd, 2013

How ITV Crashed Out Online Last Night

The digital gurus over at ITV News have been trying to make ITV a social media savvy news outlet. So it was all a bit awkward when their website crashed yesterday, buckling under the traffic spike that came with their footage of the Woolwich terrorist. This blog became the only news outlet running the video, fully credited and attributed to them in the headline, of course.

Since it was now the only immediately available copy, news websites across the world used the video from this blog – with the ITV watermark. Sixteen hours and 1,867,835 YouTube views later, and having failed to capitalise on their own scoop, the ITV News team finally sprang into action and had the video removed from YouTube. Social-media is about sharing, that is why it is called “social”. It is not our fault if ITV’s site can’t take a traffic spike… 

Guido had a record traffic day yesterday with our fast reacting curation of the news from Woolwich. You can now watch a more extended version of the footage courtesy of our friends at The Sun...


10 Comments

  1. 1
    a non says:

    If you’re not infront of Guido you are …………

  2. 2
    Geedo Farts says:

    Geedo is a lame cuny

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Up his arse, clearly.

  4. 4

    I will just make a comment and go.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    So how much did the DOS attack on ITV cost you ?

  6. 6
    Boris Stepney says:

    Anyone who is a parent should be able to comprehend how foul and distasteful broadcasting those images was.

    If it had been your son murdered in this manner how would you have felt to see his blood on that c*nt’s hands waving around for the salacious entertainment and ‘newsworthy’ gratification of the ITV News editorial staff?

    Don’t just give them the oxygen of publicity those homicidal lunatics craved. Pump the stuff in in industrial amounts.

    Scoop?

    No. About as low as you can go.

    Possibly as low as ‘journalism’ will ever get.

  7. 7
    Jimbo says:

    Fucking right mate

    It is disgusting how the journos of any media stream turn these tragic and abhorrent events into “infotainment”

    They are all part of the problem

  8. 8
    Aaron D Highside says:

    You have to love the way swivel-eyed lefties hate Guido.

  9. 9
    Busconi says:

    So hopefully any ad revenue gained from this “record traffic day” will be going straight to “Help for Heroes”?

  10. 10
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Yes. Guido’s breathless coverage had nothing to do with political gossip, which is supposed to be what the site is about.


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