World Cup pushes Internet to new record
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 13/06/2010 19:27
World Cup fever pushed the Internet to a new record on Friday, according to measurements from Akamai.
Traffic to news sites globally started a steady climb about 6 a.m. Eastern time and peaked six hours later at noon, reaching nearly 12.1 million visitors per minute.
The traffic dipped going into the afternoon but stayed well above normal. The figures suggest that the Internet was most active during the Mexico-South Africa game and stayed heavy through the France-Uruguay game.