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SOURCE The Daily Dot
The leader in Internet community news also surpasses 300,000 Facebook likes
AUSTIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Dot, the most comprehensive source of Internet-community news and cultural commentary, continues to grow at a record pace, reaching more than 8M uniques for the trailing month Monday, just one of several growth indicators further establishing it as the Internet's paper of record. Its monthly traffic now puts The Daily Dot ahead of heavily trafficked sites including the Daily Caller, Daily Beast, Cheezburger.com, Kotaku, and Real Simple, according to data from Quantcast.
Additionally, The Daily Dot Facebook page has now passed 300,000 likes, and for the week of April 14, the site garnered a stunning 2 billion press impressions-as many impressions as Vanity Fair magazine reaches in 3 months.
"We are very privileged to have the opportunity to tell the story of the most vital community in the world today, the Internet community. And we're grateful that its citizens have embraced us. We hope we'll continue to serve it well, and tell its myriad stories, for many years to come," said Nicholas White, CEO and editor in chief.
The Daily Dot's reporting has been cited in publications large and small, legacy and digital native, from the BBC and Business Insider to the Wall Street Journal and Mashable. These and many other sites rely on the Daily Dot's deep reporting on online communities to discover the key trends emerging on the web today that will affect their communities in turn tomorrow.
"It's not enough to be early to a story-we have to publish the most definitive and insightful version of that story as well," said Managing Editor Austin Powell. "That's the bar we're setting for ourselves, even as we scale our operation to publish-as seen last Thursday-close to 60 stories a day."
About The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot is the must-read source for Internet news and cultural commentary. We tell the story of the Internet by profiling the people, apps, and communities that shape our shared online experience, inspiring our readers to explore what's next. We are the Web's most comprehensive source of original Internet news and among the fastest growing media companies in the world, reaching 8 million digital natives each month. Our team of passionate reporters covers the issues and scenes the Internet generation cares about most, all day, everyday. It's classic journalism for the modern age.
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