Saturday, January 29, 2011

Egypt Internet Traffic

"Just a second ago, about 10 contacts of mine all disappeared off instant messaging in unison. That cannot be a coincidence."
Mohamed Abdel Dayem, via CPJ

Check out these graphs of internet traffic into and out of Egypt between Thursday and Friday when the government shut down access. When I read the headline Egypt Cuts Most Internet and Cell Service I get it, but when I see the graph, I really "get it". Also, notice the rising peak of traffic right before the kill switch is hit.

Click on each image to be taken to the source article, from the CPJ or NYT respectively.

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