Inauguration Online Video Viewing Stats

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According to this report on CNN, the Internet broke some records during the Inauguration yesterday.  

Really quickly: 

1. Akamai says that 7.7 million people watched at the same time ( I suppose that means the peak simultaneous usage was 7.7 mil).  

2. Over a time span of hours, CNN hosted almost 27 million viewers (of which I was one).  This broke a record by a factor of 5.  Pretty impressive.

3. CNN also reports 1.3 mil simultaneous users just before President Obama’s speech. 

4. Even President Obama chimed in after the Inauguration on Twitter.  Gotta love him!  

Hmmmm, I wonder what it would be like to post:  “I just finished my acceptance speech for President of the U.S.A”  “Going to a Ball now.”  “Catch u later.”

While some people had trouble, I was off and on all day and did not have any problems.  Guess the technology knows who not to mess with 😉

 With news, entertainment (including new original content), and Internet Movies streaming to players such as VUDU, NetFlix, Blockbuster, not to mention all the IP videoconferencing…the future looks exciting.  

TelBitConsulting says:  The Internet is very quickly becoming a streaming video powerhouse.   Our new tech savvy President will help technology and science flourish once again.  

PS: Do you know how hard it is to spell Inauguration?  There a some extra u’s in there that can be deleted as far as I am concerned  🙂

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About Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.

Posted on January 21, 2009, in Streaming Video and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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