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Internet usage around big events

November 8th, 2013 at 17:30 by Martyn Hudson

Have you ever wondered how many other people are on the Internet doing the same thing as you? How many people are on the same page you are such as reading the same news article, or watching the same video as you? How about during a multinational event? Here at Plusnet, we thought we would find out just how significant big events are in terms of driving traffic.



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