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9 tech stats you may not know about TheJournal.ie

Things can get very busy around here.

EVERY DAY, THEJOURNAL.IE delivers up-to-the-minute coverage of breaking news, analysis, sport and entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people. But what happens behind the scenes to make that possible?  

The short answer is ‘a lot’ – and we’re looking to grow our great tech team, who make it all run smoothly. If you think you have what it takes to pitch in, we want to hear from you.

1. Let’s start off with the basics. Did you know 376,000 people read TheJournal.ie every day?

That’s enough people to fill Croke Park to capacity four and a half times.

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2. More than 1.4 million people have downloaded our app.

That’s almost one-third of the population of Ireland and more than the entire population of Munster (1.28 million).

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3. The site and apps have no fewer than 790,000 lines of self-written code.

Our fingers are sore just thinking about it.

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4. More than 1GB of data is transferred every minute.

That’s 1440GB or 1.4TB a day, which is the same size as 24,300 hours of music, 450,000 photos, 2,862 movies, or if you wanted to be retro, 13,726,080 floppy disks.

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5. Your comment is three times more likely to get a thumbs up than a thumbs down.

More than 150,000 thumbs up are posted every day, compared to 52,000 thumbs down.

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6. To date, more than 115,000 articles have been published…

The 100,000 story was published in February. We had cake to help celebrate. 

7. …and more than 310,000 images and GIFs have been uploaded.

Which includes this.

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And this.

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8. More than 4,000 comments are left on the site every day

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9. And only six people are on TheJournal.ie Tech team.


But, we’re hiring, so that’s going to change soon.

Think you’ve got what to takes to join the ranks? TheJournal.ie is looking for a new addition to our fast-growing, dynamic web-team. An obsession with coding and fluency in PHP and client side scripting are a must. Find out what else we’re looking for here.

Want to join the team? Find out more here>

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