Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Web 3. 0 lab blog sees massive surge in UK traffic from twitter as Super-injunction story breaks

'One in every 200 UK web visits on Monday were to Twitter.com, according to web measurement firm, Experian Hitwise, as people tried to discover which celebrities had been granted gagging orders.

'The surge of interest came about after Jemima Khan tweeted a denialof the false claim, made by a certain Twitter user, that she had taken out a super-injunction to prevent to prevent the publication of intimate pictures of herself and Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear presenter.

'Visits to Twitter increased by 14% on 9 May, accounting for 0.49% of total UK internet visits that day. Twitter also became the 17th most popular website in Britain, up from the rank of 19th on May 8 2011. It overtook Yahoo! search and Google Maps after the surge of traffic. Google, Facebook and YouTube, remain the three most popular sites in the UK."

Super-injunction: Twitter traffic record broken - Telegraph

The web lab monitors and analises traffic to its blog everyday. We reported seeing a massive increase in viewership from the UK, but not the USA.

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