Lashdot 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.

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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.