Obama and his love with social networking met one more major milestone on the day he sworn in as 44th president of United States. Obama inauguration was the most-watched live event in the history of the Web. The key to this record web viewership was because Jan 20 2009 was a working day and many people watched this from their office PCs.
Here are some of the stats summary from LATimes and other sources :
> Thousands of pictures uploaded to Flickr, Twitpic and Photobucket
> Twitter reported the peak activity at the time of oath cermony. Twitter blog reported “5x normal tweets-per-second and about 4x tweets-per-minute”
> CNN in partnership with Facebook reported 1.3 million live viewers. The capacity built was around 1 million simultaneous users. I was bumped out few times and had to wait until the space opened up but was quick.
> Mogolus 100,000 simultaneous users
> Hulu (Fox News) and UStream.TV allowed web publishers to embed the stream on their webpages. Viral marketing effect.
Akamai’s usage index, Tuesday’s Web news activity was the fifth-highest peak since the site began tallying news traffic in 2005 — with nearly 5.5 million people visiting online news sites every minute. On election day, which holds the No. 1 spot, that number was 8.5 million
Do you know any other stats that supports – Most Watched Web Event ?