Our audience data discovers the most-read tales and most-viewed videos of 2015 including “cat-o-nine-tails” on the international stage and a large facilitating of Trump
While it sometimes feels like the internet is a receptacle for Kardashian photographs and pinnacle 10 schedules, Guardian readers demonstrated this year that serious report matters and, well, so does a knot of cats occupying the stage at a G20 summit.
Thanks to the audience team, the Guardian has readership data related to the articles from our US office, whether they were about major word incidents or Donald Trump( latterly this year, a lot of them were about Donald Trump ).
So here is a look at what you read, watched and shared in 2015.
The most-read news article was the first live blog about the Paris attacks, a world struggle by our powers in the US and abroad.
Major US investigations too dominated the most-read legends especially the interactive for The Counted, a yearlong project keeping track of how many parties were killed by police in the US. In response to the investigation, the FBI said earlier this month that it would modernise its system for monitoring these killings.
The Guardians first story in its investigation into the Chicago police facility known as Homan Square was the fourth most read legend, and as with The Counted, we can see that readers not only clicked on parts from the results of this survey, but too spent a very long time speaking them.
Along with the major investigations, readers wasted most of their era active on a series of shipments from Americas poorest cities. The first dispatch, from Beatyville, Kentucky, braced readers notice longer than all US narratives besides the first Homan Square narrative. The other communiques from Mississippi, Texas and Arizona likewise had high-pitched attention time.
Essential to the investigations and hundreds of other fibs was toil by the interactive crew, which attracted tons of readers with concepts like this depiction of what 1,052 mass shootings in 1,066 daytimes was like.
The most-read index did include some lighter tales if you consider nipping Coca-Colas social media algorithm to send out fronts from Hitlers Mein Kampf to be light. The eighth most popular legend, meanwhile, was about Googles surprise announcement that a new company called Alphabet would rule over it and other affiliated companionships.
Seriously. Sometimes I read a news article and I have to reassure myself that yes, this isnt actually April 1st, and yes, this is a real thing thats happening said commenter Rashad Foux.
Sports was a strong action extremely. Live coverage of the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao boxing match in May was the most read, followed by live coverage of the three men final at the US Open, where Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in four placeds. Live coverage of the USA womens football units 5-2 World cup finals win over Japan in July was the next-most-read athletics story.
There was also some breathing room from the desolation in the video segment, where the fifth most watched video this year was of “cat-o-nine-tails” treading across the stage of the G20 summit in Turkey.