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Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

New York City’s Websites Ill-Prepared for Disaster Demand

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Remember back in January, when snow caused half a million simultaneous visitors brought down the city’s frustratingly-domained MTA.info? Well we’re sitting here, staring at the pixely hourglass by our pointer, as nyc.gov claims to be “redirecting.”

An MTA spokesman said at the time of the .info’s collapse that the agency would be adding servers and making its site more efficient. It’s up. Unfortunately, all transit is likely being shut down tomorrow. So. No need to really check. Read More