Google causes 40% drop in traffic?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Jan 24 23:07:51 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Howard" <scott at>

> A non-trivial percentage of the Internet is in some way or other dependent
> on things like Google Analytics/maps/etc, Facebook likes, Twitter recent
> tweets, etc, such that if any of those services are not available the site
> fails to load, either correctly or sometimes at all. The same is true in
> many causes for javascript/etc libraries being loaded from 3rd party sites
> like Google.

I wonder what percentage of large website operators whose site designs
have such external dependencies have had it occur to them to include those
external services in their monitoring systems?

-- jra
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