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Offline DaBees-Knees

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When Google Goes Down, So Does 5 Percent Of The Internet?
« on: May 17, 2009, 02:19:50 pm »
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We knew a Google outage had worldwide Internet impact, but do we know just how much? Here's an unsettling number to chew on over the weekend: the Google outage Thursday that brought down Google's search platform and many of its Web-based applications meant that 5 percent of Internet traffic went with it.

That's the statistic offered by Arbor Networks' Craig Labovitz, who in a Thursday blog post and Web traffic graph noted that between 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, average traffic across 10 tier-one and tier-two Internet service providers declined 5 percent.

"If you happen to be Google and your content constitutes up to five percent of all Internet traffic, people notice," Labovitz wrote. "Network engineers around the world frantically e-mail traceroutes to mailing lists. IRC channels fill with speculation. And end users Twitter (a lot)."

It wasn't just Google itself being affected, either. The Web performance research firm Gomez told Business Week that the Google outage also slowed response times for Web sites in 238 of the 560 global regions Gomez covers -- a result of the disrupted Google Analytics service and the millions of Web pages that use Google Analytics to track content.

"Google outage also slowed response times for Web sites in 238 of the 560 global regions " I hope Google take note.


Offline Forested665

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Re: When Google Goes Down, So Does 5 Percent Of The Internet?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 03:41:27 pm »
This isnt googles fault. its the people that are dependant on it that allowed such a thing to become so devastating
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Offline White Stripes

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Re: When Google Goes Down, So Does 5 Percent Of The Internet?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 08:42:25 pm »
heh...

'RTFM' has been replaced with 'google is your friend'

http://google.com/translate instead of http://babelfish.altavista.com (redirects to yahoo now)

gmail instead of.... well... you name it...

google is as taken for granted as the electricity that powers the internet that the computer is connected to.... which is kinda scary....


i hope google fixes their glitches cos cloud computing with a microsoft product is a scary thought.... might end up with the "blue website of death"...



btw, for those who use opera add "*google-analytics.com*" (without the quotes) to the content blocker...
same goes for other content blockers (i dunno how to do it in the fox anymore)... speeds things up quite a bit... esp since google analytics wants an SSL connection...

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