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Challenger Disaster, and Software Engineering

Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
My son-in-law's blog got Slashdotted. Very interesting article (IMHO). If you want to read it, it's at this URL

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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What does it mean to get slashdotted?
Ashok Mash
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 1936
That it was discussed, which used to be one of top sites traffic-wise, however digg is probably more visited than slashdot these days.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Slashdotted means that an article on Slashdot led so many people to your site that it crashed or at least couldn't handle the load.

Not sure what the comparison with Digg is supposed to signify, since Digg has neither discussions nor original content (and, I'm certain, sends far less traffic to a web site than Slashdot does).
I agree. Here's the link:
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