'tis the season to be jolly! Time truly flies when you are doing the things you love and with another year behind us, we can't help but feel a little nostalgic and look back at what the past twelve months have brought us.
First things first - we would like to use this opportunity to wish you happiness and peace. Thank you for being with us and we hope to remain your preferred tech website in the year ahead as well. Our YouTube channel now has almost 150,000 subscribers and around 80,000,000 views. It is now entirely dedicated to our engaging lifestyle videos and commentary and we have separated all the camera samples in a convenient new channel that is also growing in popularity.
Our Facebook group has also grown and now has over 830,000 likes and counting and so has out Twitter account, with over 107,000 followers reading along. We've also expanded our social media presence over at Google+, where we now have over 85,000 subscribers. But the growing fan base isn't the only milestone we achieved in 2015, as most of you surely remember GSMArena underwent a major redesign and no stone was left unturned.
We really believe changes were for the better. Reviews, news articles and blog posts have a new and improved order, not to mention a new wider page design with improvements to readability and a better multimedia experience as well, thanks to the custom image viewer. Specs pages are now easier to read with highlights, the compare interface has an extra slot and everything is a lot more personal thanks to the new Account system, featuring avatars, favorite phones and many other improvements.
It was a busy year indeed as evident by more than 3900 news articles, 1200 blog posts and as many as 170 reviews that have passed through the home page. But we are ready and eager for 2016 and can't wait to see what the New Year is going to bring to the tech world and we hope you stick around so we can share it with you.
Happy New Year to all of you and the people around you and we wish you joy, happiness and success in the months to come.
The GSMArena team