Posted By Rich Miller On February 27, 2007 @ 11:05 am In Downtime | Comments Disabled
Ning is taking a short break! Our experienced technicians are currently hard at work so as to bring Ning back online shortly. Thanks for your patience.The Ning downtime comes not long after a similar crash-upon-launch for Yahoo Pipes , the very cool RSS remixing tool that experienced significant downtime  after its launch Feb. 8. This appears to be an expansion of the Slashdot effect , the phenomenon in which waves of traffic from a link on Slashdot crashes the recipient site. As Digg has grown into a major traffic driver, many sites have reported a similar Digg Effect . Now it seems we’re seeing a similar effect in which sites whose launch announcements are featured on prominent blogs are quickly overwhelmed with traffic. It’s not quite the “TechCrunch Effect,” but that blog seems to serve as the leading edge of this traffic wave, as links on TechCrunch are quickly picked up and other blogs link to the featured site.
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URL to article: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/02/27/blog-traffic-crashes-site-launches/
URLs in this post:
 Ning: http://www.ning.com/
 TechCrunch: http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/26/ning-in-full/
 GigaOm: http://gigaom.com/2007/02/26/new-ning/
 Scoble: http://www.podtech.net/scobleshow/technology/1373/build-your-own-social-space-with-ning-version-2
 Yahoo Pipes: http://pipes.yahoo.com/
 significant downtime: http://pipes.yahoo.com/intro
 Slashdot effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot_effect
 Digg Effect: http://www.talkaboutdesign.com/2007/02/13/digg_effect/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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