Wikipedia Traffic Increased During Blackout

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Wikipedia in English-language  has a high enough traffic increased during the blackout on Wednesday (1/18/2012) - time of United States (U.S.). As is known, the action of turning off the site for one day against the ratification of laws against piracy SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the U.S..

Increased traffic, Zscaler research firm noted that reported by PC World, Thursday (01/19/2012), fueled by curiosity Internet users who want to see how the response of Wikipedia.

"The data shows more people visit Wikipedia on Wednesday, just to see what kind of protest SOPA conducted this online encyclopedia and some details on the SOPA. This behavior can be called 'online rubber necking'," wrote Zscaler in their blog posts.

Traffic Wikipedia
main page on the previous day was recorded about 60 percent. On Wednesday during a blackout, the percentage to 85 percent. Meanwhile, traffic SOPA page Initiative increased from 15 percent in the previous day to 45 percent on Wednesday.

During the blackout period, the mobile version of the English-language Wikipedia can still be opened, to meet the needs of Internet users who need the information. Cries of protest are shown only by displaying a banner that contains information about SOPA and PIPA.


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