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**emphasis mine but I'm sure they simply forgot to put it in there**
data released by Pornhub, the site saw a wave of additional traffic late Tuesday evening. Traffic surged to 12 percent above normal at around 9 p.m. ET, when the outage was widely reported, climaxing with a 21 percent increase over normal traffic around 10 p.m. ET.
Traffic dropped precipitously once YouTube's service was restored, dropping to slightly below average numbers around midnight
Well, Wide-Eyes, I think you already know why and now the rest of us do too. You just outed yourself as a Fed plant! You have been able to keep your cover on ATS under wraps for almost a decade but now it's been blown!
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: Tanga36
I'm still wondering why my YouTube worked fine when others didn't?
originally posted by: ArMaP
Interesting, but what I would like to know is how they got to Pornhub, something the people from Pornhub know but did not disclosed.
When I look at the statistics of the sites I manage, one of the things I look at is the referrer (the site that had a link to my site) and the search terms that resulted in a search engine pointing to the site. In this case that would show if people were being diverted to Pornhub by search engines after they searched for something, if they were following a link from other sites or if they went there directly, by writing the site's address or using a bookmark.
Looking at the search terms used in Pornhub makes me think a large part found it through a search engine.
So YOU are the one that they make those 55 gallon drums of KY for! I knew that ATS was good for answering the questions that seem unanswerable but I never thought I'd get an answer to that one. Cheers to you!
originally posted by: lakenheath24
I went to Youtube when Pornhub went down. Thank god it was only a couple hours.
originally posted by: Parishna
Never heard of it...
originally posted by: pointessa
a reply to: Tanga36
It's kind of pathetic that it made any difference at all...Huge catastrophe in the modern world, You Tube is down for an hour....So the idea is still sit on your butt but move to a different site??? I wonder if anybody got up and went for a walk or read a book or stranger still looked at the stars???
Maybe even a face to face conversation with someone but that might be asking too much.