5th Highest Web Traffic of all time – President Obama

According to Akamai they deliver 20% of internet traffic so when a big event happens they know about it. In the last 24 hours Barack Obama became the President of the United States.

With 5.4 Million visitors per minute it makes this the 5th highest ranked news event. What is surprising is the events that hold positions 1 to 4.

Rank Date Peak Visitors News Event
1 Nov. 4,  2008 8,572,042 Barack Obama is victorious in   historic presidential election
2 June 22, 2006 7,283,584 U.S. eliminated by Ghana in  World Cup
3 Mar. 20,  2008 7,008,325 Day One of U.S. College  Basketball  2008 Playoffs Coverage
4 Mar. 16,  2006 5,489,918 Day One of U.S. College  Basketball  2006 Playoffs Coverage
5 Jan 20, 2009 5,401,250 President Obama

The data and the graph above comes from http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/nui/news/index.html