Mobile Traffic To News Sites Dropped 8.5% During Facebook Outage

by Martin Beck
Facebook's brief outage Friday was annoying to many, including apparently the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, but it was useful for people interested in the social network's impact on web traffic. Chartbeat, which provides real-time analytics for web publishers, found that overall traffic on news sites fell 3% during the outage, which started at about noon Eastern time and ...Read the full article