September 3, 2009
US Internet traffic peaks late at night as people stay up to surf
The Washington Post reports on a new study showing that the web surfing habits of Americans are changing. It used to be that most internet traffic occurred during the work day. But now researchers are seeing some of the heaviest traffic beginning 11:00 p.m. E.S.T. and continuing well past midnight as people check email, look at YouTube and watch pornography late into the evening. Video traffic peaks around midnight E.S.T..
According to this study, which looked at web traffic during 10 weekdays in July, Americans surf later into the evening than Europeans who generally log off around 9:00 p.m.
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Hat tip to the BNA Internet Law News.
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