I am sure you must have already visited the official website of the Commonwealth Games 2010 that is being held at Delhi. And in case you have not visited it till now, trying opening it in your browser and you will add to the huge pageview count the website is clocking as of now. Yes, the official website of the 19th Commonwealth Games, cwgdelhi2010.org now gets 7 – 8 million page views every day. Additionally, the results page also gets half a million pageviews daily.
According to the Organising committee of the CWG 2010, the website had only clocked 50,000-odd visitors till the 1st october 2010 but after that the traffic has been tripling every day. The Games started on 3rd October with huge pomp and show and will go on till the 14th October during which the traffic is expected to clock even higher numbers! For the ones who do not know this, the official website of CWG 2010 is powered by Drupal – a famous open-source content management system.
Looks like everyone is now trying to monetise the 14 day long Commonwealth Games (CWG) that is being held in India someway or the other. Yesterday we told you about a Delhi and CWG specific map service that has been launched by MapMyIndia. Now, Indiatimes has joined the motion too! Times Internet has partnered with CWG 2010 to bring a live stream of the games to the masses at Live.Indiatimes.com/CWGLive.cms (a microsite on Indiatimes.com). Live streaming of these games started yesterday (Oct 5th).
According to a spokesperson from Times Internet the main motive behind this Live Streaming is to enable as many people as possible to be a part of the games. Indiatimes has also integrated Facebook and Twitter into the Live Streaming microsite so that viewers post comments directly on the live streaming page.
We have already told you about MapmyIndia’s RoadPilot which is a slim, pocket friendly 3.5″ navigation device loaded with all India maps for turn-by-turn voice guided navigation across India. MapMyIndia has now launched a special city guide for Commonwealth Games 2010 venue – Delhi.
Located at MapMyIndia.com/CWG, this website offers detailed maps and information about the dedicated Games lanes, road maps to venues and stadiums, location of hotels, events schedule and other places of utility such as ATMs, malls, restaurants, historical monuments and tourist attractions which people might want to visit while in Delhi during the Commonwealth Games.