Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

The Slashdot Effect...

Author:Ken Kennedy
Posted:8/19/1999; 12:22:59 PM
Topic:The Slashdot Effect...
Msg #:9690
Prev/Next:9689 / 9691

Well, Dave, you manifest the Slashdot Effect itself, actually. No need to create a "Scripting News Effect". The term is generic; in the abstract for the article you mentioned (you actually linked to the article's addendum; the main article is at, the "Slashdot Effect" is defined as "...the Slashdot Effect. This effect is known as the spontaneous high hit rate upon a web server due to an announcement on a high volume news web site."

So it doesn't just have to be Rob's site. He just got the name. *grin*

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