Tag: Slahdot Effect

Slashdot Slowing, Or Just Getting Stickier

While you might presume from reading Less Impact from the “Slashdot Effect”, that Slashdot is slowing down. I am not sure exactly what the deal is, but there have been plenty of suggestions as to the reason why sites are not experiencing the “Slashdot Effect” quite like they used to.

For those not in the know, the “Slashdot Effect” is the phenomenon that webmasters experience once a reference to their site is posted at Slashdot. Usually, the site experiences a huge spike in traffic after such a link is posted. This, according to Business Week’s article, has started declining.

Is this good or bad, and for whom? Quick and dirty thoughts after the jump.
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