|Openchallenge 2|2003. Time to deadline: 68 days 22 hrs 52 mins|
Analysis of a Slashdot effect /.by Jussi Kallioniemi - jukal at openchallenge dot org.
From the Jargon Lexicon: slashdot effect n.
1. Also spelled "/. effect"; what is
said to have happened when a website being virtually unreachable
because too many people are hitting it after the site was mentioned
in an interesting article on the popular
Slashdot news service. The term is
quite widely used by /. readers, including variants like "That site
has been slashdotted again!" 2. In a perhaps inevitable generation,
the term is being used to describe any similar effect from being
listed on a popular site. This would better be described as a
flash crowd. Differs from a DoS attack in being unintentional.
Forewords :: about this case
This analysis is based on the data gathered after the story 'Donating Time To Goodwill Projects?' was published at the Slashdot.org site on 24th October 2002 around 13:30 GMT -05:00 (US East coast time). What I wanted to find out is: what is the slashdot effect really like and what are the visitors like.
Now, based on this analysis - to avoid the slashdot effect, I should now ask: Do you want to read the rest?