Boston, MA - Since the opening gavel of the 2004 Democratic National Convention on Monday afternoon, the official Convention website has received more than 16 million hits from visitors across the globe.
Thousands of viewers logged on to the website, www.dems2004.org, to get up-to-the minute information, view live and archived video web streams, and participate in interactive video chats with Convention speakers. The website's servers have transferred an incredible 1.4 terabytes (1,400 gigabytes) of data to 242,303 computers.
The most popular area of the site has been the continuous, cutting-edge live video stream of the Convention stage. The DNCC website has served a total of over 157,000 video streams, accounting for 3,710 hours of total viewing time.
"It was our goal to make this Convention the most interactive in the history of the Democratic Party," said Rod O'Connor, CEO of the DNCC. "The fact that, in just the first 24 hours of Convention week, this many people are tuning in and actively participating through the website is strong evidence that we're well on our way to achieving that goal."
In all, 1.4 million individual pages were viewed on computers around the world. At the busiest time, the website was receiving 400 hits per second and broadcasting 2,868 simultaneous streams.
More than 2,600 new people signed up to receive the DNCC "E-Delegate"email since Monday, joining thousands of others who will get regular updates of Convention action in their email inboxes.