The Daily Dot

The Daily Dot

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Added Sep 09, 2014 at 05:53PM EDT by Molly Horan.

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The Daily Dot is an online newspaper[1] which focuses on technology and internet culture and how they relate to world events and entertainment news.


The Daily Dot officially launched on August 23rd, 2011,[7] with a staff of twenty-five people. Its early mission was to create a " hometown newspaper of the World Wide Web."[8] On August 10th, 2014, The Daily Dot relaunched The Kernel,[9] a weekly digital magazine they bought in January of 2014.[10]


Topics of Coverage

As of September 2014, The Daily Dot features content organized into thirteen topical news categories:

  • Trending
  • Entertainment
  • News
  • Lifestyle
  • eSports
  • Geek
  • Technology
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Crime
  • Opinion
  • LOL
  • Comics

Sites of Coverage

The Daily Dot also feature coverage dedicated to ten online communities:

Social Media Presence

As of September 2014,The Daily Dot's official Facebook page[2] has gained over 680,000 likes and its Twitter account[3] has gained over 200,000 followers. The site launched a Tumblr blog, DailyDot[4] on August 19th, 2011. The r/dailydot subreddit[5] was created by Redditor dailydot on August 3rd, 2011. As of September 2014, the subreddit has gained over 6,000 readers.


As of September 2014, The Daily Dot is ranked as the 985th[6] most popular website in the United States. Over 50% of the site's traffic comes from the United States, with over 4% coming from the United Kingdom.

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