Web traffic crashes as fans go Gaga
Published 25/05/2011 | 05:00
MUCH like the caller in the Lady Gaga hit song 'Telephone', some visitors to Amazon.com received a busy signal on Monday when they tried to download her latest album, 'Born This Way', which the online retailer was selling for 99c on its release date.
Amazon spokeswoman Sally Fouts said that an extremely high volume of traffic caused the delays.
An attempt to buy the album on Amazon and use its new server-based storage system, however, went seamlessly. The album appeared instantly on Amazon Cloud Drive, could be streamed online right away, and downloaded in a few minutes to a computer.