January 22, 2022

Akamai Shares More Internet Traffic Data From Friday’s Presidential Inauguration

From the Akamai Blog:

The 45th U.S. presidential campaign has been anything but predictable, and that unpredictability extended into Friday’s inauguration.  One thing that has remained consistent is that people cannot avoid the spectacle, and as Akamai reported earlier Friday’s event was the most streamed in the election cycle with a peak throughput of 8.7 Tbps, which was roughly 6.4x higher than the current average!


Regardless of other arguments on the actual size of the crowd that raged over the weekend, we can draw a correlation between attendance in Washington to the difference in user behavior online between 2009 and on Friday.  For example, in the Q1 2009 State of the Internet report, Akamai highlighted how Retail Commerce traffic dipped during the swearing in ceremony.

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See Also: How do you spell “Inauguration?” We Spell it “Huge!” (via the Akamai Blog)

Direct to Complete Q1 2009 State of the Internet Report (PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.