Handling traffic

by Eszter Hargittai on November 3, 2004

It’s interesting to see how Web sites may alter their presence this evening to deal with their anticipated traffic. Earlier today when I visited Zogby International they still had all sorts of graphics on their front page. Now they just show their predictions on a text-only page. I’d be curious to hear if people have come across other sites that have altered their homepage content in anticipation of unusually large traffic tonight that they are not otherwise prepared to handle.



Giles 11.03.04 at 1:04 am

bbc sight has an vanilla html option – which works alot better.


paul 11.03.04 at 1:41 am

I worked for CNN.com from 1995-2000 and we had a protocol for a “light home page” whenever a big story broke (McVeigh verdict, Clinton impeachment, elections, etc.)

I expect every site has something similar.


hypatia cade 11.03.04 at 1:45 am

The NY Times had an interactive election report that has now gone all text based – they haven’t changed the homepage but they have changed the election related information.



George 11.03.04 at 5:33 pm

Instapundit did that, I think.

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