November 2013 was a record breaking month for Inforrm. We had the highest number of posts in a single month (81) and a record 70,000 page views. We are rapidly approaching 2,000,000 page views since we began blogging in 2010.
During November we also reached our 2,000th post and the number of our subscribers (on WordPress and Twitter) passed 3,000. We would like to thank all our readers and contributors for their support.
The most read posts covered a wide range – from social media, through domestic and Strasbourg case law, to media regulation. Although our readers are interesting in the phone hacking trial, they are interested in a lot more as well. Martin Hickman’s daily reports from the Old Bailey attracted a considerable number of readers only one of them made it into the top ten.
The ten most popular posts of the month were, in descending order:
- Think before you tweet. Will Old Holborn ever learn? – Rhory Robertson and Tom Double
- The PCC, the Judge and the ‘Gay Brothel’: another bizarre decision
- Press regulation debate: Supporting the Leveson System, a reply to Helen Anthony – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Case Law: Gulati v MGN Ltd, Mirror fails in phone hacking strike out application – James Heath
- Case Law, Strasbourg, Putitstin v Ukraine: court recognises claims for defamation of the dead – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it?
- PCC obscures the awkward truth of 24 Mail complaints in two months – Tom Rowland
- Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks explained how to hack phones at PM’s birthday party, jury is told – Martin Hickman
- IPSO: An assessment by the Media Standards Trust
- Google go down in Paris: how did it come to this? – Dominic Crossley
It remain our aim to provide a forum for debate of media and legal issues. We welcome contributions from all points of view on the topics covered by the blog. We can, as ever, be contacted at email@example.com.