Reddit traffic during the Boston Bombing and Aftermath.
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272,000 concurrent users on Reddit.com including 85k in /r/news -- Amazing:
The overall peak in traffic was when reports came in that the second suspect was captured. Google Analytics reports that there were about 272,000 users on the site with 85,000 in the /r/news update thread alone. This was the only time in reddit's history other than the Obama AMA, that a thread beat the frontpage in the ratings.