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Hitwise: Facebook became the most visited site in Brazil over the weekend

thenextweb.com
Facebook surpassed Google to become the most visited site by Internet users in Brazil over the weekend, Experian Hitwise reports. In total, Facebook topped the most popular destination ranking for five days this year, with a first occurrence on April 1st. This is an important milestone for the company, in...
Hitwise: Facebook became the most visited site in Brazil over the weekend
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Twitter's New Challenge: Traffic Doesn't Just Peak, It Roars For Hours

www.businessinsider.com
Downtime was a major problem for Twitter in its early years. What was remarkable about the information network's performance during Election Day in the US was how stable the service seemed. Now, instead of the Fail Whale--the lighthearted icon Twitter displayed when the service was unavailable--it's wrestling with a very...
Twitter's New Challenge: Traffic Doesn't Just Peak, It Roars For Hours

Why Valentine's Day needs data centers

gigaom.com
It’s a happy Valentine’s Day if you’ve found a match on an online dating site. But it could be a tough day for IT people at Match, eHarmony, OKCupid and other sites, which might face traffic booms as antsy users scramble to find last-minute dates. There’s certainly plenty of demand...
Why Valentine's Day needs data centers
BBC's Olympics website breaks records of its own with 29 million video requests

Channel 5's Big Brother Facebook vote criticised by regulator

www.guardian.co.uk
Broadcaster used live final to allow viewers to vote with Facebook Credits but server crash left fans frustratedOfcom has criticised Channel 5's attempt to give fans of Big Brother the chance to be the first to use Facebook to vote, after a server crash meant the system was unavailable during...
Channel 5's Big Brother Facebook vote criticised by regulator
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