Bin Laden legt Server lahm

2.800 Zugriffe pro Sekunde (!) legten den Server des Newseums lahm. Das Newseum, ein „Museum für Journalismus“ in Washington, bietet den Zugang zu allen relevanten Zeitungen der Welt, und am Tag, als Osama Bin Laden starb, wollten alle wissen, was die anderen darüber schrieben.
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People look at a display of newspaper front pages at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, May 2, 2011, on the day after Osama bin Laden was killed. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin.

The site was processing more than 2,800 requests per second when it crashed, he said.

Traffic started to peak at 3 a.m. Eastern time when Europeans woke to the news. It grew again at about 6 a.m.

Although websites allow people to get up-to-the-minute news, readers turn to newspapers because they offer a snapshot in time, Sparrow said.

"It reflects an emotional moment in time versus an ongoing story that's constantly changing," he said.

The museum plans to set up a video booth over Memorial Day weekend for visitors to record their remembrances. Curators will create a special exhibit for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks this year.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.