English-language Wikipedia has a high enough traffic increase during theblackout on Wednesday (1/18/2012) - the United States (U.S.). As is known, the action of turning off the site for one day against the ratification of laws againstpiracy SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the U.S..
Increased traffic, Zscaler research firm noted that reported by PC World, Thursday (01/19/2012), fueled by curiosity Internet users who want to see how theresponse of Wikipedia.
"The data shows more people visit Wikipedia on Wednesday, just to see what kind of protest SOPA conducted this online encyclopedia and some details on theSOPA. This behavior can be called 'online rubber necking'," wrote Zscaler in their blog posts.
Traffic Wikipedia main page on the previous day was recorded about 60 percent.On Wednesday during a blackout, the percentage to 85 percent. Meanwhile,traffic SOPA page Initiative increased from 15 percent in the previous day to 45percent on Wednesday.
During the blackout period, the mobile version of the English-language Wikipediacan still be opened, to meet the needs of Internet users who need the information.The call of protest are shown only by displaying a banner that contains information about SOPA and PIPA.