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The Day the Internet Died (in Egypt)

Amid the turmoil in Egypt, last week Internet access was interrupted for the entire country. As was reported by BBC News and Yahoo!, the shutdown occurred at half past midnight local time on January 29th. A quick look at the traffic originating from Quantcast’s measurement service show’s how disruptive this move was, with and almost complete cessation of Internet activity until restoration February 2nd.