Bitterwallet’s greatest hits – some self-regarding nonsense for you
So, here we are, a year in to the Bitterwallet story, and what’s it all been about? Who the hell knows.
We’ve had 2.4 million visits and 4 million pageviews, 24,722 comments, some of which were reasoned and free of bile, and a walloping 2,785 posts, some of which were reasoned and free of bile.
Occasionally, we’ve broken some exclusive stories and got some stuff done. We helped scores of you to cancel your Orange contracts when the mobile provider tried to move the goalposts. After a week or so of cancellation chaos, Orange were forced to backtrack. WE MADE THAT HAPPEN.
An amateur photographer discovered that one of his photos had been half-inched from Flickr and used by the BBC. After he fobbed off their initial compensation offer, and thanks to the helpful advice of our readers, he ended up with a fair amount of cash in his sky rocket. WE MADE THAT HAPPEN.
A reader told us about Datz, a shoddy music download system that eventually collapsed, leaving customers out of pocket. Despite that, Sainsburys kept selling subscriptions. WE MADE THAT HAPPEN. WELL, NOT REALLY.
As the levels of customer service crumbled in PC World and Currys stores, staff insiders kept us abreast of the ridiculous Fives customer service cult and the DSGi staff reorganisation scheme. WE DIDN’T REALLY MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN WITH THAT ONE.
But what was our most popular story over the past year you ask? It was this one – a picture of a misprint on a camera box. A rude word. Probably Photoshopped.
Thanks everyone, stick around and don’t you all go changing now. Keep your tips and gripes coming and hopefully we can MAKE MORE STUFF HAPPEN over the next twelve months.