We’ve Had Another Yarn Go Viral… And This Time It’s Not Scandal-Related!


New Matilda has had its fair share of stories go viral in the last few years.

But we’re happy to report that this morning, a yarn has finally gone viral that doesn’t involve scandal, nor the public evisceration of any specific individual.

I know, right… wtf?

The piece is one we published yesterday, on work/life balance. And it’s currently threatening to melt the site down. Who would have thought that at the end of the festive season, people actually wanted to read about how they’re being screwed by ‘the man’…?

The analysis is written by Mike Dowson, a new (and hopefully regular) contributor to New Matilda. You can read it here. Apologies if the site grinds a little bit this morning – we have the mice running as hard as they can.

Launched in 2004, New Matilda is one of Australia's oldest online independent publications. It's focus is on investigative journalism and analysis, with occasional smart arsery thrown in for reasons of sanity. New Matilda is owned and edited by Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist Chris Graham.