Menu
Browse > Home / Editors' pick, Online Journalism, Traffic / Blog article: CNET: Traffic surge to news sites as web holds (just) for Jackson memorial

CNET: Traffic surge to news sites as web holds (just) for Jackson memorial

CNET has a great overview of the traffic surge to news sites caused by coverage of Michael Jackson’s memorial last night.

According to the report, Ustream, which provided livestreaming of the event in partnership with CBS, said it was the largest ever event hosted on the service with 4.6 million streams and 12,000 messages posted every minute to the chatrooms surrounding the streams.

[Also see Lost Remote’s post on MSNBC.com’s aggregation of tweets around its livestream]

Figures from web usage monitoring company Gomez International suggest news sites were less available, because of the slowdown caused by video streaming, with some taking nearly triple the time to load pages.

Similar posts:

© Mousetrap Media Ltd. Theme: modified version of Statement