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Is it Possible for Website Traffic to Ever End?

Future Internet image     In a recent article from FastCompany.com, Austin Carr reports that internet giants are teaming up to fix the web’s woes when it comes to website traffic and the possibility of web traffic ever grinding to a screeching halt.

The basic premise of the article claims that there is a shortage of IP addresses and that companies such as Facebook, Yahoo, and Google are joining forces to come up with solutions that will allow internet traffic to flow freely for generations to come.

Reportedly the solution is simple to understand yet hard to implement.  The problem is said to be based on outdated technology much like a 7 digit phone number without an area code or a mailing address without a zip code.  When the internet was in it’s infancy the data that it was launched from was adequate however since it’s inception to this point in cyber history new technologie is required which is why leading internet industry exec’s are teaming up to propel the world wide web into a secure operating future.

Interestingly the report states that the U.S. government was not consulted nor did it weigh in on if it approved of this course of action or not. 

I am interested on your point of view, do you think the way of the future is safe being left to “for profit” companies or is regulation by “big brother” a safer route?  Leave me a comment so we can talk about it.

From the Web Traffic News Desk,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

Internet Traffic Report Added to Web Traffic News

The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.

     The internationally popular web traffic monitoring site Internet Traffic Report.com was just added to the Web Traffic News Blog. 

     The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of website traffic data around the world. It then displays a value from zero to one hundred.  The higher the value indicates faster and more reliable connections.

Additionally, you can see readouts by region such as: Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America

There are also graphs that display the Global Traffic Index, Global Response Time, and Global Packet Loss for the previous 24 hour period.

I highly recomend InternetTrafficReport.com and know that you will find it useful.

Leave a comment about other traffic related sites that you like below,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

Japan’s natural disaster drives big web traffic gains for news sites

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     Cable and internet news networks experienced large web traffic gains Friday and Saturday as viewers and online users searched for updates on the earthquake and tsunami that brought devastation to Japan.

     Between 10:12 p.m. and midnight west coast time on Thursday, when news of the 8.9 tembler was first developing, CNN averaged 767,000 total viewers, a 173% traffic surge over the 281,000 the network has been averaging during that time period in recent months, according to the Nielsen Co.

During the same time period Thursday night, Fox News averaged 671,000 viewers, for a 46% spike.

This past weekend will go down as one of the top 5 internet traffic days of all time for the website Foxnews.com, a network spokeswoman said. And a terrifying clip of the tsunami oozing across farmland, lifting trucks, houses and flaming debris is one of Fox’s top clip in the last two years.

As many have seen the networks are pulling out the stops with special tsunami-related programming this weekend. CNN altered its usual Saturday lineup with wall-to-wall disaster coverage. Fox pre-empted Glenn Beck’s Friday show for a news special hosted by Shepard Smith. The network also dispatched reporters Adam Housley, David Piper and Greg Palkot to Japan, who began reporting Saturday. 

Photo: A wall of water and debris rolls across Sendai, Japan, after an 8.9 earthquake late Thursday. Credit: NHK. 

Article source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/03/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-coverage-drives-huge-traffic-gains-for-cnn-and-fox-news-.html