Are bots listening to my feed?

Marauder

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A shooting took place in the area I cover on my feed and I got the normal listener increase as usual and I was checking it out but on the next refresh, it spiked from 20- something to 70 plus.

They are all on this same platform Dalvik. Why would I be getting bots on my stream?

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Marauder

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See where it says android? They were probably on android smart phones.
Yes, I see that. What I am saying is they all popped up at once. I have never had more than 30 people listen to my feed at once. That is the most it has spiked to prior to this. They all came in one batch in less than a minute. My feed has been up long enough to have had plenty of critical events go on and never has it gone past 30 or so
 

cmjonesinc

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See where it says dalvik? That screams VM's..... which leads someone to believe it could be bots. Especially with spikes like that.
 

cmjonesinc

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Man o man.... I initially lean towards ad traffic interest. Hard to say, and I doubt we will ever know. Analytics are a wild thing.
 

milf

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Man o man.... I initially lean towards ad traffic interest. Hard to say, and I doubt we will ever know. Analytics are a wild thing.
Same reason some sites that host online games get sudden spikes in traffic alongside an DDoS attack. Folks want your product to feed their greed. And want to make sure they are only ones getting it. Be glad BCFY/RRDB have good defenses now after many of this kind of thing.
 

eaf1956

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Source IP76.245.67.91

Feed Listeners

#User Agent
585-0 Radio (iOS)
24Safari
21Scanner Radio (Android)
13Scanner Radio (iOS)
6iPhone (Native)
5Dalvik Audio Core 2.1 (Android)
3Stagefright Audio Core (Android)
3Internet Explorer
3Firefox
2Windows Media Player
2Police Scanner
2ExoPlayer
2iPad (Native)
1ExoPlayerDemo
1Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; proximic; +Web Crawler)
OMG me too!
 

Marauder

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Hyde Park, NY
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Listeners147
Source IP76.245.67.91

Feed Listeners

#User Agent
585-0 Radio (iOS)
24Safari
21Scanner Radio (Android)
13Scanner Radio (iOS)
6iPhone (Native)
5Dalvik Audio Core 2.1 (Android)
3Stagefright Audio Core (Android)
3Internet Explorer
3Firefox
2Windows Media Player
2Police Scanner
2ExoPlayer
2iPad (Native)
1ExoPlayerDemo
1Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; proximic; +Web Crawler)
OMG me too!
Well sheeeeet looks like I'm not alone. If it happens to me again I will report it , have you ?
 

cmjonesinc

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What if it's a big conspiracy to pump up site traffic?

Obviously I'm joking
 

a417

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This is from a 2009 pdf, but i feel it's just whatever app the listeners are using and how it IDs itself to the server.

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