What happened on 4/17?

We don’t know the answer, but according to the Museum of Modern Betas (MoMB), something did in fact happen:

Slightly off-topic, but I stumbled upon this while taking a look at how betas are ranked at Alexa

quite a few apps doubled, trepled, quadrupled, even quintupled their Daily Reach persistently from one day to the other in the mid of April, take a look:

So what happened? Hysteric mass adoption of Web 2.0 technologies on a single day?? Puzzler.

Indeed, take a look.

One Response to “What happened on 4/17?”

  1. Saurier Says:

    the explanation turned out to be rather mundane: it was the day the attention of the digg community (digg vs. slashdot) was directed to alexa and many of them installed the toolbar…

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