In what is perhaps the largest study of Internet traffic's temporal characteristics, the folks at Arbor have used data from the Internet Observatory and analyzed weekday application traffic flowing through 110 geographically diverse Internet service providers.
The next morning, I only noticed I'd done this when I went on Twitter to tweet a New York Times article on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Of course, it's always good to have friends around, to stop you from late-night texting or tweeting or emailing or Facebook messaging. If you're in the mood to be destructive, you'll make it happen. You'll say your parents are calling and step outside of the bar. You might even say, "Oh, dammit, it's going to snow tomorrow! Which means that at the end of the day, when it comes to mortification in the form of regrettable, drunken electronic communication, the only real rule you must stick to is one of self-love and acceptance and humor. I, for one, have made a rule to never accept any invitation between the hours of 11 p.m. Last weekend, a guy texted me at AM: "Please tell me ur tryna party tonight...." It was very easy to not respond to this.
I know that in the future, however, there will be times when I want to respond and will respond.
I will say, however, that I get a sick pleasure out of being on the receiving end of texts of the “u upp P? It’s inherently flattering to be the person someone thinks of at 4 a.m. I woke up one Saturday morning to find this chain of texts on my phone, pictured below.
Mind you, this was from a guy I’d met on Tinder when researching this handy dating app quiz. (I say nombreux, meaning numerous, because he’s French, all of which was recherche for another article I wrote on Tinder being a great language-learning tool.)After the recovering from the initial flattery of him having wanted to “sex me up,” I experienced mortification.
There will be times when I'll be asking guys if they're tryna party.
I just hope that if I work on myself in the daytime — acknowledging what I want, who I want, and how I feel about myself at any given moment — this sort of thing will happen less in the nighttime.
Before I begin the thankless, never-not-mortifying task of discussing late night texting etiquette, I must first declare this a shame-free space.
That is, we must all agree that no one late-night texts elegantly, or eloquently, or respectably, and that’s fine.
Instant messaging traffic is quite constant throughout the day, but it only starts dropping somewhere around midnight.
When it comes to watching videos, surfers also tend to do it all day, but they do it even more towards the evening, peaking at midnight.
A study of online behavior conducted by security firm Arbor Networks reveals that the prime time on the Internet may be later than you'd think.