Jun 23, 2010
GGGGoooooaaaaalllllll --- Internet Overload ???
A Screen Grab of Akamai's Net Usage Index at Noon Web traffic spiked at news sites across the Web after the last-minute U.S. victory over Algeria in the World Cup. Traffic averaged 190% higher than usual, with Africa leading the way.
Just how breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly awesome was Landon Donovan’s 91st-minute goal in today’s win-or-go-home U.S.-Algeria World Cup game? It was definitely significant enough to temporarily overwhelm Twitter. And it just might have been the single biggest driver of Internet traffic ever.
Over 715 million are expected to watch the World Cup, biggest sporting event ever.