The MySpace, Slashdot, Digg and Fark Effect is the sudden, relatively temporary surge in traffic to a Web site that occurs when a high-traffic Web site or other source posts a story that refers visitors to another Web site.The Effect can be perceived when any large Web site posts a high-interest, widely-publicized story about another site. The effect is obviously much more noticeable on smaller sites and the surge in traffic sometimes will slow a site down or make it impossible to reach.

NB: Network admin, i guess it's time to start blocking

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