New group war blog traffic rockets
Monday, March 24th, 2003
Nearly 70 bloggers contribute breaking war news and links to the “warblog collective.”
Web traffic is usually 50-90% lower on weekends — most people surf from the office — so it will be interesting to see what kind of traffic the site gets Monday.
To put the site’s explosive traffic in perspective, the site’s third day (yesterday) saw nearly half as much traffic as super blog Instapundit, which had 80,000 visits yesterday.
Update Monday 7.30AM: More than 60 bloggers posted roughly 300 links to breaking war news Sunday on Command Post. The site had 55,000 visits and 72,000 page views.
The event-tied collective news log is a simple mutation of the communal posting format pioneered by sites like Slashdot, Fark, Metafilter and Kuro5hin. Will each important future event have its own collective log?
Is this the fastest grass-roots media launch in history? Fark had 50,000 page views in 1999, 100,000 in 2000, 30,000,000 in 2001 and is now doing 19 million a month. Wonder what Command Post’s traffic will look like a month from now?