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The net's reaction to the election day, week, month....
With a few notable exceptions, the Internet's reaction to this week's events has been boring. At the macro-level, the total Internet traffic barely budged. Wednesday traffic was slightly higher, but you had to squint to see the difference from the previous Wednesday's traffic levels. Even the types and number of network problems didn't change. PSI, Verio and Abovenet appear involved in some routing dispute. A couple of providers had other incidents, but only one seemed to have a major impact on service. Last Thursday, the state of Alaska lost its long distance due to a fiber cut. I don't track or report on malicious activity, but even those sorts of incidents seemed normal with most of the uptick in activity related to the middle east, not the US election. Pretty much business as usual. Some traffic patterns did change. The State of Florida's connection and Secretary of State's web site got walloped hard. Several news web sites continued running in "breaking news" mode for days. CNN, Washington Post, and the MSNBC web sites have started adding features back to their home pages. The Yahoo! News site seemed to be the winner as far as web site performance for the week, as far as the quality of their journalism, I'm not qualified. In general I didn't see much spill over to other web sites that may have been hosted by the same provider, but were not breaking news sites. So it appears most providers had sufficient head room on their networks.