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I'm wondering if there is any studies regarding bandwidth usage of website.
Most of modern website usage background ajax request to reload content from time to time to refresh information. Of course it take bandwidth but I would be interested by a link to website reporting common website bandwidth usage when you keep a webpage open

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If you're interested in knowing how much bandwidth specific sites use, you can download the Firebug webpage debugger and use the 'net' tab to see each request your browser makes and how large the response is.

Since I started typing this message I got 3 responses from webapps.stackexchange.com and they wereneach 26 bytes.

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Yep I know how to it myself, the goal is to get already existing information –  radius Jul 16 '10 at 5:42
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@radius: you mean a site which has statistics like "the average gmail users uses 10mb bandwidth over 10minutes"? –  akira Jul 16 '10 at 6:31
    
Yes but only when they are doing nothing on the website. If you leave gmail open it will check for the mail even if you don't do anything. This result should be almost the same for every user on most website I guess –  radius Jul 18 '10 at 8:27
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