Jonathan's Card in Screen Shots

August 29, 2011

There were several occasions during the Jonathan's Card craziness when it occurred to me to take a screenshot. Most of the images are related to server traffic, but there are a couple of other doozies as well. I figured I'd post them here in just case anyone was interested.

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Tuesday August 9th, 2011 - Traffic to 1,795% higher than normal.
Tuesday August 9th, 2011 - 190,492 page views in one day on
Wednesday August 10th, 2011 - Stories about people using Jonathan's Card in unexpected ways start surfacing all over the web.
Thursday August 11th, 2011 - Traffic to 2,558% higher than normal.
Thursday August 11th, 2011 - I start to get nervous about bandwidth costs and check my stats. Usage peaks at about 12GB for 8/8/2011.
Thursday August 11th, 2011 - The vast majority of referrer traffic coming from Twitter and Hacker News.
Friday August 12th, 2011 - In the wake of the viral marketing conspiracy, I am the top hit on Google for "Lying Corporate Stooge".
Saturday August 13th, 2011 - Traffic to 3,810% higher than normal.
Saturday August 13th, 2011 - 523,496 page views on for 30 day period ending 8/12/2011.
Saturday August 13th, 2011 - Penny Arcade comic leapfrogs Twitter, Google, Hacker News, and Facebook for referrals.
Saturday August 13th, 2011 - Amater video of my appearance on MSNBC appears online.
Sunday August 14th, 2011 - Traffic to 4,368% higher than normal.
Sunday August 14th, 2011 - 387,449 visits from 177 countries/territories to for 30 day period ending 8/13/2011.
Monday August 15th, 2011 - 640,941 page views on for 30 day period ending 8/14/2011.
Saturday August 27th, 2011 - Breakdown by Operating System of 475,095 visits from 8/1/2011 to 8/27/2011.
Saturday August 27th, 2011 - Breakdown by Operating System and Browser of 475,095 visits from 8/1/2011 to 8/27/2011.

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Jonathan Stark is a mobile strategy consultant who helps CEOs transition their business to mobile. Unlike other mobile strategy consultants, clients work directly with Jonathan and not a group of junior employees who are learning on the job.

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