The swearing in ceremony of the newly elected United States President Barack Obama and inauguration function has generated massive Web traffic on the day. It is a fact that many of the leading news related, social book marking websites has experienced site slowdowns. Many people has tried to watch this unique function online and lead to these slowdowns. This slow down hasn’t caused any meltdown of the Internet. People from around the world has been waiting to watch each and every second of this ceremony. With this widespread interest in the ceremonies and festivities, millions and millions of people had been expected to tune in online, especially those without TV access while at work.
Among those websites which had experienced major slowdowns were the sites of ABC, CBS, Fox Business, the L.A. Times, NBC, National Public Radio, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Not only these individual news related websites Government sites of united states has also experienced the slowdown along with the National Public Radio Web site.
Interest in this swearing in ceremony events got intense by various factors. Barack Obama is the country’s first African-American president. In addition, he comes into office trailed by widespread hope that he will be resolving the problems associated with economic recession and provide a new face for United States in the global arena.
Many websites has like CNN and MSNBC, as well as major newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post, provided live broadcasts of this inaugural ceremony on their websites.
This news with regard to slow down in the internet reveals the widespread interest of people from around the world in Barack Obama’s swearing in ceremony and the expectations people around the world has with Barack Obama as United States President.