News traffic metrics
August 18, 2005 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Akamai's Net Usage Index tracks the most-read articles on its customers' news sites, rates the current level of news consumption and breaks the traffic down by geography. More info here.
posted by nyterrant (6 comments total)
Bummer they don't give more detail than the top traffic news items in the past few months and the current network load.

Why not make the usage-by-continent clickable to see where the traffic is going today? Like Newsmap, but for their sites?
posted by mathowie at 12:38 PM on August 18, 2005

Ok, they are the buzzword buzzword for 100 news thingies. Wtf do they do, exactly?
posted by cleverusername at 12:40 PM on August 18, 2005

I think it only is indexing sites which use Akamai, so I'm not sure how accurate/useful it is.
posted by cell divide at 12:50 PM on August 18, 2005

mathowie: I agree. Something a bit easier to digest than Newsmap and a bit more fleshed out than what they've got here would be quite useful. There is potential here; hopefully they'll follow through and add more features. It would suck if it was just a PR project.
posted by nyterrant at 12:52 PM on August 18, 2005

A lot more places use Akamai than you might think, cell divide -- but either way, this sucks. It's just a tease of some data.
posted by blacklite at 7:15 PM on August 18, 2005

I find it somewhat discouraging that akamai, a leader in distributed web server technology, seems to be slashdotted at the moment.
posted by crunchland at 8:01 PM on August 18, 2005

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