Meet Obamacare’s secret (traffic) weapon


By Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post has, by all accounts, been an absolute train wreck of a website roll-out. Weeks after the site for the Affordable Care Act went online, users still couldn’t sign up for insurance or, in many cases, even get page site to load.

But one thing the site hasn’t lacked is traffic: It saw 4.7 million unique visitors in its first 24 hours online. And according to the web analytics firm SimilarWeb, which monitors network traffic, it has a government contractor called GovDelivery to thank — at least in part.”

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