3117847 story The Web Braces For Inauguration Traffic 212 Posted by timothy on Tuesday January 20, 2009 @10:32AM from the data-swamp-in-actual-swamp dept. 1sockchuck writes "Web sites and social networks are scaling up for huge traffic during today's Inauguration. Photo sharing sites are expecting a surge in volume around the noontime swearing-in, while Twitter has doubled its capacity. Some net watchers say peak volume may not match the record levels seen on Election Night 2008 (as reported by Akamai's Net Usage Index). As noted yesterday, DC-area wireless networks are the most likely bottleneck for messaging and photo sharing. "