June 11th marked the beginning of an event bigger than the Olympics, I mean the good Olympics, not the winter ones. The World Cup 2010 South Africa kicked off with 2 match ups between Mexico vs. South Africa, and France vs. Uruguay. Even though the games were heavily televised around the world the Internet wasn't taking the day off by any means. Starting at 6 a.m. ET traffic started increasing heavily for news sites and peaked at 12 a.m. ET with 12,078,868 visitors per minute according to measurements taken by Akamai. This breaks the previous record set on November 4th, 2008 when Barack Obama won the presidential election which registered 8,572,042 visitors per minute at its peak. At 5 p.m. ET traffic was still 130% above normal at 6.5 million visitors per minute. Looks like it's going to be a long and heavy flow this month for the Internet.