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The Web Before Breakfast

Maybe it's because I have a newborn at home, but I found the question our friends over at The Two-Way are asking fascinating. They ask: When do you go online?

The New York Times reports that Americans are logging on way earlier than they used to:

Arbor Networks, a Boston company that analyzes Internet use, says that Web traffic in the United States gradually declines from midnight to around 6 a.m. on the East Coast and then gets a huge morning caffeine jolt. "It's a rocket ship that takes off at 7 a.m," said Craig Labovitz, Arbor's chief scientist.
Akamai, which helps sites like Facebook and Amazon keep up with visitor demand, says traffic takes off even earlier, at around 6 a.m. on the East Coast. Verizon Wireless reported the number of text messages sent between 7 and 10 a.m. jumped by 50 percent in July, compared with a year earlier.

So it turns out, I'm not alone as I give the baby her 6 AM bottle and catch up with the news on my phone. When do you hit the web?



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