Given the COVID-19 pandemic forced many professionals and students to work and learn from home, I was curious to see how the site is doing regarding traffic and activity. Are we seeing more traffic, or less? Is there anything that we should do in response to it?
I had a brief look at the analytics page, and there's definitely a curious pattern.
Bare traffic does not show any noticeable changes
(weekly plot from 1 January 2019 onwards), but posts seem to be up by a factor of ~70% with a linear rise starting in mid-March:
As a follow-up question, for anybody with the time and inclination: what tags are these new posts mostly being posted in? Does it show a broad overall increase of activity, or are certain aspects (say, homework, or basic newtonian kinematics, or anything else) responsible for the lion's share of this growth?