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Fairfax IT: Beware of the slashdot effect

Thanks to Stephen Adler for
this link.

“… if your Web server just keeled over, or you cannot work out
why your site recorded more traffic in an hour than it usually does
in a year, chances are you have already experienced it.”

“Slashdot fits somewhere between a discussion forum and a
vertical portal. It acts as a filter, pointing surfers to a select
dozen or so interesting stories on the Web each day.

“Slashdot and its ilk such as Linux Weekly News, LinuxToday and
Freshmeat are part of a growing trend towards portals geared to
tight communities of interests.”

Complete
story
.