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Meaning of "Slashdot effect" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SLASHDOT EFFECT

From the symbols slash + dot, which are conventions of website addresses.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SLASHDOT EFFECT

Slashdot effect  [ˈslæʃˌdɒt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLASHDOT EFFECT

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slashdot effect is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SLASHDOT EFFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Slashdot effect

The Slashdot effect, also known as slashdotting, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller site, causing a massive increase in traffic. This overloads the smaller site, causing it to slow down or even temporarily become unavailable. The name stems from the huge influx of web traffic that would result from the technology news site Slashdot linking to websites. However the name is somewhat dated as flash crowds from Slashdot were reported to be diminishing as of 2005 due to competition from similar sites. The effect has been associated with other websites or metablogs such as Fark, Digg, Drudge Report, Reddit, and Twitter, leading to terms such as being Farked or Drudged, being under the Reddit effect, or receiving a "hug of death" from the site in question. Google Doodles, which link to search results on the doodle topic, also result in high increases of traffic from the search results page.

Definition of Slashdot effect in the English dictionary

The definition of Slashdot effect in the dictionary is a temporary surge in the numbers visiting a website and consequent service slowdown or even server crash that sometimes arises as a result of a new link being set up from a more popular website.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLASHDOT EFFECT


biodot
ˈbaɪəʊˌdɒt
dot
dɒt
microdot
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdɒt
nanodot
ˈnænəʊˌdɒt
peridot
ˈpɛrɪˌdɒt
polka-dot
ˈpɒlkədɒt
Wyandotte
ˈwaɪənˌdɒt

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLASHDOT EFFECT

affect
butterfly effect
domino effect
effect
greenhouse effect
ground effect
Hall effect
halo effect
in effect
knock-on effect
law of effect
multiplier effect
perfect
photoelectric effect
placebo effect
ripple effect
side effect
skin effect
sound effect
take effect
toxic effect

Synonyms and antonyms of Slashdot effect in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Slashdot effect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLASHDOT EFFECT

Find out the translation of Slashdot effect to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Slashdot effect from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Slashdot effect» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Slashdot的效果
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

efecto Slashdot
570 millions of speakers

English

Slashdot effect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Slashdot प्रभाव
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سمبي تأثير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эффект Slashdot
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

efeito Slashdot
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ল্যাশডট প্রভাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

effet Slashdot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesan slashdot
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Slashdot -Effekt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スラッシュドット効果
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Slashdot의 효과
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Efek slashdot
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hiệu ứng Slashdot
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்லாஷ்தோட் விளைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Slashdot प्रभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Slashdot etkisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

effetto Slashdot
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

efekt Slashdot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ефект Slashdot
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

efect slashdot
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Slashdot αποτέλεσμα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Slashdot effek
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Slashdot effekt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Slashdot -effekten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Slashdot effect

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASHDOT EFFECT»

The term «Slashdot effect» is used very little and occupies the 177.917 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASHDOT EFFECT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Slashdot effect

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLASHDOT EFFECT»

Discover the use of Slashdot effect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Slashdot effect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Greasemonkey Hacks: Tips & Tools for Remixing the Web with ...
Tips & Tools for Remixing the Web with Firefox Mark Pilgrim. #18 Avoid the Slashdot Effect H A C K #18 Avoid the Slashdot Effect Hack #18 Add web cache links to Slashdot articles. Reading Slashdot is one of my guilty pleasures. It is a guilty ...
Mark Pilgrim, 2006
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Slashdot: Slash, Rob Malda, Anonymous Coward, Jon Katz, ...
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Dynamics of Advanced Materials and Smart Structures
In fact, the situation of having your server crash after being linked from Slashdot is known as the Slashdot effect. Read more about the Slashdot effect at http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Slashdot_effect. This hack tries to mitigate the Slashdot effect  ...
Kazumi Watanabe, Franz Ziegler, 2003
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Slashdot Effect
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Slashdot effect, also known as slashdotting, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller site, causing a massive increase in traffic.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Internet Communication
Some have recently commented that the Slashdot effect has been diminishing. 602 However, there are reports of the effect being seen on Twitter when some popular twitterers mention a website.603 Communities When the targeted website ...
amir arian
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Reliability and Availability of Cloud Computing
The Slashdot effect [Slashdot] occurs when a larger website creates a link to a smaller website that produces a huge boost in traffic to the smaller website. For example, moments after a popular website showcases a little known website, the  ...
Eric Bauer, Randee Adams, 2012
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Pro ASP.NET for SQL Server: High Performance Data Access for ...
This results in unsuspecting websites, the ones that Digg and Slashdot link to, getting a massive amount of traffic in a very short period of time. That effect has been dubbed the Slashdot effect, and it's known for taking sites offline that are not  ...
Brennan Stehling, 2007
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Rainbow: Cost-Effective Software Architecture-based ...
The sharp increase in visitor traffic from the Slashdot effect can range from several hours to a few days. The short Wikipedia article on this topic indicates that traffic might remain elevated for 12 to 18 hours until the posted Slashdot article is ...
Shang-Wen Cheng, 2008
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The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet
... “story” on Slashdot consists of a short paragraph of“news” followed by an always steadily growing train of posts from reader/contributors. Scrolling is a necessary part of the experience, as is following links; the familiar slashdot-effect refers to ...
Thomas Streeter, 2010
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Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution
This sequence of events—the posting of a story, the rush of traffic to the story's site, and the strain or failure of the site under the load—has become so notorious that it is now known as “the Slashdot Effect.” Indeed the network characteristics of  ...
Chris DiBona, Mark Stone, Danese Cooper, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLASHDOT EFFECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Slashdot effect is used in the context of the following news items.
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Slashdot, SourceForge for sale as owner DHI's plans for both don't …
The site still remains influential today, but the glory days, which created the term “the Slashdot Effect” which could crash sites linked to by it due to the sheer ... «SiliconANGLE, Jul 15»
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Top WordPress Hosts Tested and Compared on Speed, Support …
It aimed at showing which of the hosts were actually able to handle the so-called Slashdot effect - a large number of requests towards a WordPress website in a ... «PR Web, Feb 14»
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15 years later, Slashdot meets the crossroads
“Slashdotting” was the colloquialism for “The Slashdot effect,” a noticeable phenomenon that involved a website's servers becoming overloaded as a result of ... «The Next Web, Oct 12»
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Dice swallows Slashdot, SourceForge, Freecode in $20m deal
Slashdot discussions are typically started with a link to a story on another website, giving rise to the notorious, site-killing "Slashdot effect" as thousands of ... «Register, Sep 12»
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Slashdot and CmdrTaco — the end of another geek era
Slashdot was also the first to swamp websites with crippling amounts of traffic after a link got posted, a phenomenon that became known as the “Slashdot effect” ... «GigaOm, Aug 11»
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Digg Is Profitable? Pigs Flying? – A Social Media Story
Once upon a time massive traffic swells were called the Slashdot Effect, of course that was until Digg blew past Slashdot and claimed it as the Digg effect. Digg ... «The Next Web, Feb 10»
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Social Network Terms Go Mainstream
And "Slashdot effect" was another tech term included in the list. It means to slow down or crash a small website due to a huge increase in traffic when the website ... «PC World, Jan 10»
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Beating Comcast's Sandvine On Linux With Iptables
... writes: on Monday June 30, 2008 @12:35AM (#23996589) Homepage. Now he needs to add a rule to iptables to save the webserver from the Slashdot effect. «Slashdot, Jun 08»
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Art with a Mathematical Twist
Slashdot effect (Score:1). by Doug52392 (1094585) writes: The site's running very slow, guess it fell victim to the infamous Slashdot Effect :) ... «Slashdot, Feb 08»
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Robots That Bounce on Water
Wouldn't it just make so much more sense if all slashdot links used the coral cache? .... to view the site before it went down in flames under the slashdot effect. «Slashdot, Dec 07»

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