Friday, October 21, 2005
When bad weather is good news
All weather all the time, and then some
While Hurricane Wilma creates havoc around the Gulf of Mexico and threatens Florida, the folks at Weather.com are pulling all-nighters. Without question, the past year has been a busy one for anyone tracking storms.
Traffic on Weather.com doubles on hurricane days, spiking to more than 7 million unique visitors. As recently as five years ago, the rush would have taken down the website. Now, crazy days are expected during hurricane season, with extra servers ready to handle the crush. "Everything goes into overdrive," says Joe Fiveash, who manages the site. Details: Forbes.com.
Tags: Media, News, Journalism, Internet, Hurricane, Wilma, Weather