Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Michael Jackson Memorial Service Affects Overall Internet Performance

The world was watching. Millions stream Michael Jackson memorial service but does  the   memorial tribute Slowed  Overall Internet Performance?... For the most part, yes.
A huge online audience, many watching from PCs at work where TV wasn't available, streamed the event live. That taxed the Internet's overall performance and slowed some sites, according to Keynote Systems, a website monitoring firm.

The ripples were felt nationwide. It took Talia Andrews, a public relations representative in New York, up to a minute to change Web pages. "It shows how an event can really reshape the way we use the Internet."
Millions of streams burdened the Internet as the four major TV networks, cable news outlets and social-networking services provided live coverage.
Like other major news operations, added live-video streaming capacity. It drew 781,000 concurrent live streams at its peak, based on internal data. 
During the presidential inauguration, CNN set a single-day record as the Internet's largest live-video event, with 1.3 million concurrent live streams. on Tuesday drew 510,000 concurrent live streams at its peak.
While comments about Jackson seemed to dominate Twitter, Facebook users posted 800,000 status updates on the event. By comparison, there were 1.8 million updates with "Obama" during the inauguration.

The social network, which teamed with ABC News, CNN, E Online and MTV to offer live streams, says its Michael Jackson page hit nearly 7 million fans, possibly making it the largest following of anyone on the Web.


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