The Boing Boing Effect
It's incredible! Yesterday Ursi's Blog got over 20'000 visitors! First I couldn't believe it, but yes, it was true, all my statistics were very similar.
Do you ever heard of the "Slashdot" effect?
The Slashdot effect is the term given to the phenomenon of a popular website linking to a smaller site, causing the smaller site to slow down or even temporarily close due to the increased traffic. -- Wikipedia
That's what happened to my site yesterday. Mark Frauenfelder put a link to the blog on Boing Boing. Within a couple of hours the traffic went up and up ... over 20'000 ...
And even now at the time of writing this, there have already been over 6,000 people visiting. Fortunately the server could handle the traffic most of the time.
What a nice surprise! Mark - I thank you!
By the way - it was the entry from Friday "Meteorite Collision
". If you haven't seen it yet, ckick the link or scroll down a little bit. Soon it is on the next page. Or check the post by Boing Boing: Japanese video giant meteor collision