[nycbug-talk] Africa Network Traffic

Anthony Elizondo anthony.elizondo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 10:05:45 EDT 2007

On 10/5/07, Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> wrote:
> Hey All,
> So my good friend has a problem I'm interested in, which I believe
> many of us could be interested in(?)
> Does anyone know any good way to know how much of the internet's
> CONTENT originates in Affica, West Africa, or even Ghana?
> To me, this means available http/etc servers- not just IP blocks or
> network connections on the big fiber maps...
> Where to start?  I'm drawing a blank on this...

Like you, I took the question to mean number of servers. You could
look at other metrics: numbers of pages, number of sites.

You might start by looking Netcraft surveys at
http://survey.netcraft.com/Reports/index.html It appears they cover a
few different country TLDs each month.

If going by domains, you could have Google count for you:

If you wanted to draw a conclusion based on number of users, you could
look at Nielsen numbers: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats1.htm

> Rocket-
> .ike


> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: ashley colgate
> > Date: October 4, 2007 11:47:41 PM EDT
> > To: Isaac Levy
> > Subject: quickie.
> >
> > hey ike. plugging away on a research proposal out here in boulder
> > colorado and i am prompted to think of you and ask... Is there a
> > way to tell how much of the internet's content originates in
> > Africa, west africa, and even ghana?
> >
> > promise to tell you more later (when I am not quite so frantic...)
> > but if you could point me in the right direction (and soon) on this
> > one I'd really appreciate it.
> >
> > cheers!
> > Ashley
> >

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