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I find the Daily Mail's website very strange

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Although set out in a way that strongly appeals to me, despite having a .co.uk web address I look at the headlines and see that half of the stories are fairly trivial stories from Australia that don't really qualify as "international news of international importance/interest".
Is it just me or does anyone agree with me that this UK website seems to think it is an Australian site rather than a British one? No other British news website has so local many Ausralian stories.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/latest/index.html
I have approached the Daily Mail about this on several occasions via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail - and been totally ignored EVERY time.
 
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Dont waste your time reading the Daily Mail - it will rot your brain.

Their website is full of what seems to be known as "clickbait" designed to increase web traffic and thus return for advertisers.
 

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Like most media sites it will detect you are looking at it from an Australian location and will tweak the content accordingly.
 

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andymaynard said:
Never been to Australia my friend. I am in West London in GWR land.
When you say GWR land, are you using GWR wifi? Could it be that the wifi is provided by an Australian company?

I recall trying to watch iPlayer using wifi in the days of GNER, only to find it blocked because I was, apparently, in Sweden!
 

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I just went on it and on both the opening Home page and News page a quick check showed no Australian articles whatsoever.
Of course if you click on the button marked Australia things are different.
 

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Dont waste your time reading the Daily Mail - it will rot your brain.

Their website is full of what seems to be known as "clickbait" designed to increase web traffic and thus return for advertisers.

I think most people can make their own mind up:roll:
 

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I look at the Guardian Website (I comment sometimes) and occasionally at the Indy (though I don't have an account).
 

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Although set out in a way that strongly appeals to me, despite having a .co.uk web address I look at the headlines and see that half of the stories are fairly trivial stories from Australia that don't really qualify as "international news of international importance/interest".
Is it just me or does anyone agree with me that this UK website seems to think it is an Australian site rather than a British one? No other British news website has so local many Ausralian stories.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/latest/index.html
I have approached the Daily Mail about this on several occasions via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail - and been totally ignored EVERY time.

You are not on your own.

I have a preselected search with NEWSNOW for freight. I was recently alarmed to see a headline that a freight train had been on fire near Newcastle.

Clicking the link to the Daily Mail I discovered that this Newcastle was in Oz!, despite the little Union Jack icon being displayed.

I too have never been near Oz, far too many poisonous creepy crawlies there for my liking!
 

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I've spent many of the hour reading & laughing at some of the comments on some articles.

One of the few sites in which I use an adblocker on, to block the many click bait adverts
 

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Dont waste your time reading the Daily Mail - it will rot your brain.

Their website is full of what seems to be known as "clickbait" designed to increase web traffic and thus return for advertisers.

Very true, turns your brain to liquid!
 

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The Daily Mail has many informed comments on UK issues from residents of anywhere but the UK - and they , of course , love quoting house prices in any article.

As well as specialising in basically trivial issues.....(like - "my life was ruined by XXXX - a fitted kitchen not being delivered before Xmas etc)

Still , it keeps some people happy....(and others not so happy)
 

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Never been to Australia my friend. I am in West London in GWR land.

Sure you're not in Earl's Court?:lol: They probably have you down as an expat desperate to catch up on the latest dwarf-tossing news.
I used to have a computer that was convinced I was resident in Paignton, a place I last visited in 1966, and about three hours by car or train from where I actually live!
 
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