beermapping got farked!

By • Sep 25th, 2006 • Category: Site News

There seems to be a bit more traffic strolling across the maps today. Here is a google analytics image displaying some of today’s traffic (not all of the pages at are reporting to google analytics yet).

fark spike

As you can see from the image above, there is a spike in the normal traffic on the site. There is a reason for this. I’ll try to do my best internet CSI to piece together what has happened.

First, there was an article in the Chicago Reader a few weeks ago. Then, someone who had likely read that article seems to have travelled somewhere (my internet detective skills do not outweigh my weak attention span) and was sitting beside a blog writer from Popular Science Magazine. They talked about The Beer Mapping Project, and a Popular Science Blog post was born. This was likely seen by someone who posts on Fark, and he/she started a thread about it there. The good news from all of this, is that there was no server downtime during this influx in traffic, and no animals were harmed in keeping the servers operating.

Also, hopefully we now have a few more users who will be supportive of craft beer and the beer world in general!

If you have no idea what I am referring to, then just look at this picture. It looks a lot like pie.


Thanks Internet!

P.S. I’ve had about 20 requests today for a Houston Map. I guess that means it’s going to be mapped in the near future.

P.P.S. Also, one of the better comments from fark mentioned that I need more user interaction here. Also, keep an eye out for a small beermapping forum or something similar in the next few days.

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