The Guardian shows Australia readers what really matters

By Brendan Coyne | 27 May 2013

The Guardian's Australia website launched today promising a fresh, independent editorial take and to give Australia the news that really matters.

It also promised to tell stories in a different way with its video story on the Holmes family's Tasmania bushfire ordeal picking up eyeballs across its online editions (UK, US, Australia) initially.

Will Smith missing a penalty was also popular (the UK version of The Guardian's website gets massive eyeballs from its football coverage).

The Cannes film festival also delivered eyeballs, as did popular TV show and click-bait stalwart, Game of Thrones.

But as of 9am this morning, the most popular story of the last 24 hours was Sarah Ditum's piece titled 'Why a vagina is not like a laptop' (although that was later overtaken by the bush fire story).

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