WhatDoTheyKnow informed half a million people last month

In September, it was just over 491,000.

In August, nearly 495,000.

July, more like 480,000 and June, 470,000.

In May, we were just ELEVEN blinkin’ visitors off half a million.

But in October, finally, we saw half a million unique users accessing WhatDoTheyKnow.

Talk about edge-of-the-seat stuff.

half a mil

It’s one of the figures that isn’t greatly talked about when it comes to WhatDoTheyKnow: people tend to focus on the number of requests being made, or answered.

But just as significant, in our view, is the number of people who access the information that comes from those requests. In fact, it’s the main reason that WhatDoTheyKnow publishes Freedom of Information requests, and their responses, online. It maximises the benefit, for everyone.

We reckon that, on average, 20 people view every request (some have many more viewers, others have fewer). That’s 20 people being informed for the price of one – a pretty good deal, we hope you’ll agree.