I thought it would be really fun to create an infographic about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the web hosting companies we track. I learned my infographic skills are optimistically rated: very poor.
So here's the interesting stats and trends we saw occur during Hurricane Sandy:
418 People Tweeted about Sandy and a web hosting company.
119 of those Tweets were talking about Intel's Sandy Bridge technology
15 People were concerned about their web hosting
7 (/15) of those people were worried about Amazon
23 People Claimed to have issues related to Sandy
8 (/23) of those complaints were directed at BlueHost
The Most Popular Sandy Tweets:
"Unsure why Heroku is prepping for Sandy. I thought hurricanes were the strongest kind of cloud." - @tenderlove (42 RTs)
"Linode HQ weathered #sandy only to lose power hours later, late last night. It runs our VoIP phones so no calls until we can work around." - @linode (15 RTs)
Some Angry/Happy Tweets:
"With Gawker, HuffPo and others experiencing outages, Sandy is IRL the equivalent of GoDaddy hosting." - @spydergrrl
Other stories we found in the data:
Heroku released regions to help deal with customers who might potentially be affected by Sandy.
We saw BlueHost decided to offer flexible payments to those affected by Sandy.
For your entertainment.
You can see my first ever attempt at creating an infographic (in the future, I will hire someone else to design these!)