Monthly Archives: August 2011

Internet traffic from Libya

I thought it would be interesting to share a snapshot of our traffic graphs to show how Internet access to our site has been affected during the uprisings in the Middle East. Let’s start with a graph showing visits from Tripoli, the capital of Libya.

Tripoli City Detail- - Google Analytics

The graph above shows that access to the Internet in Tripoli has been virtually non-existent since February. It will be interesting to see how fast traffic recovers once it gets restored.

Contrast the graph above to the traffic chart for Cairo (Egypt):

Cairo City Detail- - Google Analytics

As shown above, visits from Cairo dipped considerably for a few days at the end of January / beginning of February, but it recovered fairly quickly once Mubarak stepped down.

The final graph I wanted to share is for Tunis, the capital of Tunisia:

Tunis City Detail- - Google Analytics

It is remarkable that visits from Tunis were largely unaffected despite the turmoil that started in December 2010 and continued until the ouster of President Ben Ali on January 14th, 2011.