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.



  1. our janitors are both from romania and they have been watching whilst cleaning the rooms out and waxing the floors. it's kinda neat to see so many people show support for their 'colors' all around the world, regardless of where they are in relationship to south africa.


  2. I wish I had something really pithy to say about soccer, but I actually came a'calling to ask for your help with a question. I have read recently that the chief reason nuclear power is so expensive is that each of the power plants is custom designed and built. If that's the case, why is that? Does it have to do with the history of national unpopularity of nuclear power?

    If you've written about this recently, or covered the topic already, I apologize. If you'd like to post an answer here, you know I check back regularly.


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