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by henrycopeland
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

At 2.17AM EST, Megan McArdle asked: “I’m wondering about all this coverage — who’s still up watching it? I have to be; it’s my job to watch it. But are ordinary citizens still awake right now?”

Here’s the answer: using our servers as a proxy for traffic on the most popular blogs, everyone but Megan, Europeans and insomiacs was asleep. Marked in CST, here’s the final graph for the day on one of our servers:


Comparing the map in 2000 with 2004, it looks like the comparison with Verdun — huge expenditure for minute territory shifts — is apt.

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