Response time of various websites

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From a mailing list post by Lars A, May 10 2005.

According to Alexa, average response times for some websites are:

fast:
0.7 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=mit.edu
0.8 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=google.com
1.0 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=susning.nu
1.1 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=tu-berlin.de
1.1 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=stanford.edu
average:
1.6 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=yahoo.com
1.9 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=wikipedia.org
2.0 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=slashdot.org
2.0 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=gutenberg.org
2.0 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=heise.de
slow:
2.8 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=amazon.com
3.1 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=cnn.com
3.1 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=wired.com
3.4 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=nytimes.com
tired:
4.8 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=techreview.com
5.6 seconds http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=wikimedia.org