SEOMike - 10:25 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
provide local services like I do
I'd say that's a unique enough view on the market to suggest a cause. Sure there are ba-jillions of internet users out there, but when your focus is a set of people whose city is burning, you feel the impact. The world-wide impact of their exodus may be small... maybe. Of all the people in the area who aren't evacuated, I'll bet most of their internet usage is focused on news at this point and might not be out in the market doing casual browsing and shopping. I agree that the people "missing" from the net-at-large are more than the 500k people displaced by the fires.