Lenovo ThinkPad x220/x230 FAQ
f the current traffic level were to stabilize (although it is actually eroding further each month), the value of lost traffic on [redacted] for the year 2013 would be approximately $1,580,172. Conversely, continuing current traffic campaigns to help stave off seemingly immediate site death will cost approximately $300,000 per year minimum.
B) The above calculations take into account the erosion of [redacted] traffic due to constant service interruptions, site feature and design stagnation, and a wide variety of newer better options for viewers (competitor sites). Missing from those calculations is traffic that [redacted] never obtained due to performance issues.
It's been noted many times that in addition to chronic crashes, [redacted] has been slow to load for most of its history.
In fact, [redacted] and broadcasts on [redacted], and important features on [redacted] (such as the tipping feature) remain slower than on any competitor site to this day. According to site optimization firm Strangeloopnetworks:
57% of users will abandon a site after waiting 3 seconds for it to load 80% of those will never return 50% of them will tell others about their negative experience 40% of them will visit a competitor