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Dover traffic: 'We were stuck in traffic for 16 hours'

BBC News

UK officials are to assist with French border checks at the Port of Dover, after the government said motorists had suffered "extraordinary disruption". Motorists were caught up in long delays through Kent, due to high numbers of holidaymakers and understaffed French border posts amid heightened security checks. Ollie Burridge, who is travelling with his family to Barcelona from South Wales, told the BBC they had been stuck in traffic for 16 hours waiting to board a ferry.


Fan stops traffic to get a selfie with The Rock

Mashable

Dwayne'The Rock' Johnson is all about making his fans happy and sometimes that means halting traffic to do so. SEE ALSO: The Rock flawlessly recreated his most iconic '90s outfit for'SNL' The Rock was driving in his pickup after work when a fan pulled up beside him, recognized the actor, and started to freak out. In a Facebook post, he wrote, "I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out." The fan immediately parked his rig in the middle of the road and went to stand next to The Rock's driver side window, which was in the way of oncoming traffic. The actor pulled out his phone to record the hilarious encounter.


How to Measure Foot Traffic Using Data Analytics - KDnuggets

#artificialintelligence

Businesses big and small have to face the modern-day truth that brick-and-mortar stores just don't cut it on their own anymore. Online retail, especially for places focusing on a niche demographic, is an absolute must with our current technology. However, this doesn't mean physical locations should cease to exist. In fact, your business might not be able to make it without one. To make your storefront a success, you need to get customers to come inside.


Wrong traffic statistics reported by Bit.ly

@machinelearnbot

Do you know what causes Bit.ly (a URL shorterner and traffic reporting tool) to report traffic statistics (on a specific URL) that are 3-4 times higher than they really are? This is happening in very specific circumstances. I've noticed the error when we send a newsletter from our Ning platform (using the Ning email submission tool). It does not happen when using other email blasts (for instance LinkedIn or VerticalResponse), and it does not happen with bit.ly links accessible from a web page (as opposed to a link embedded into an email).


That total eclipse thing totally messed with porn traffic

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Porn traffic took a big hit during the awe-inspiring solar eclipse. Porn platform xHamster reports that visits to their site was down 12 percent across the country during the peak hours of the event, though in certain areas closest to the band of totality a far more sizable bite was taken out of traffic. It's not entirely a surprise, since this was a once-in-a-lifetime event that you had to be outside to witness. And, well, it's pretty hard to watch and enjoy porn in the blinding daylight. The drop in site visits was highest in areas within and close by the band of totality.