November 5th, 2013

Shiny Happy People

Well The People’s new website is certainly different. They’ve gone for a Pinterest-style grid layout where readers have the choice of deciding which stories make the top of the news, or simply have it in chronological order. Click through and its a Buzzfeed-lite assortment of listicles, gifs and photos. “F*cking plebgate by f*cking numbers” is how they are doing politics, for example. Apparently it’s “news without the boring bits”. All the brainchild of Trinity Mirror exec Sue Douglas. 

Looks good, but judging by the number of people who have actually clicked on the new thumb signs on the front page readers may need some time to get used to it…


13 Comments

  1. 1
    Newsfox says:

    I didn’t even know you could decide the order of stories so that’s the first issue!

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  2. 2
    green ink says:

    Jones and Hinton still risible in front of the Home Affairs Committee.
    Hinton a tad more conciliatory but Jones either just thick or plain stupid.

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  3. 3
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    What charlatans like Red Ed can’t seem to understand is that before wealth can be spread around it has first got to be earned.

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    • 4
      Cliff Richard says says:

      vote for nige

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    • 7
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Just how many businesses will invest if Miliband becomes PM in 2015? None!

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    • 8
      Jack Ketch says:

      NO! No! No!–socialism is all about spreading POVERTY around. Except for leaders of course who need to be shielded from common, dirty people-provided with the means to meet with potential investors in schemes to create jobs in India ( this means access to yachts), secure travel (first class or private jet) and places to work in peace (large country mansions and gated neighbourhood in Kensington).

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  4. 5
    Nasal Ed says:

    The most important story, Jeremy’s “Kylelights” doesn’t work and yesterday’s page “not found”. That’s the first and last time……………

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  5. 11
    margaret beckett reflects wistfully.. says:

    anyone spotted mohamed and his burka yet ?

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  6. 12
    3 Lions on his chest says:

    The average people reader is female, quite old (or behaves like an old natterer) and extremely superficial, surprised they haven’t had time to check it out yet? No.

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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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