November 25, 2004

Brooke Shields vs. Web Traffic

Gobble Gobble -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Web server activity here showed a pair of unusual spikes this morning, exactly three hours apart.

Slashdot effect? No, not this time. In fact, the cause was curious fingers inspired by a Brooke Shields' dance routine in today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

The clue of course was the precisely timed repetition of the sudden traffic increase, which typically indicates that the "magic word" was used prominently on network television (first for East/Central, then on the delayed Pacific broadcast three hours later).


Posted by Lauren at November 25, 2004 07:16 PM | Permalink
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