The web is dead according to Wired, via kottke.org. Now they tell me! But if that chart is showing traffic in terms of bandwidth versus individual requests for content, I got some problems with the thesis. The effect of one dork torrenting an illegal dupe of “The Expendables” would dwarf 500 people surfing news sites.
From a NYT Bits article on the wired piece:
Michael from Boston, you are one perceptive mofo.
It looks like the chart measured this in bandwidth which, as other posters have pointed out, is a bit silly. Yes, your 30 second video took more bandwidth than my 10 pages of text — that doesn’t mean that video is killing the web.