While watching video of the Obama inauguration and intermittently checking incoming tweets tagged #inaug09, I wondered how the Internet was being strained or stretched. I couple of hours later, I checked the Internet Traffic Report and snagged the accompanying image (which I obviously annotated). From the top, the graphs show “Global Traffic Index,” “Global Response Time,” and “Global Packet Loss.”
There was a lot going on during that period, no doubt. Lots of streams being downloaded. Lots of tweets. Lots of images being transferred.
Link to the Internet Traffic Report.