Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, January 07, 2003
# 12:02:00 AM:

So what's a few orders of magnitude?

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Looks like I exaggerated rather severely yesterday morning when I said that some big Web sites get 20,000 visitors each second. According to CNET, Google (which is about as big as it gets) receives something like 8.3 million visits a day. That's about 96 per second -- or 0.5% of my estimate.

Still, to reach the 20,000 visitors I had during 2002, Google still only needs three and a half minutes. It's some 150,000 times as popular as, in other words. Still, that's better than 30 million times as popular, right?


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