The HN effect

The post about the Nigerian meta-scam enjoyed a brief period on the front page of Hacker News yesterday, which always brings massive amounts of traffic. The post fell down to the second page rather quickly, after which the traffic died down a bit, but today the post got picked up by the Wall Street Journal, causing another influx of traffic.

Not bad, but not nearly as popular as this bitcoin article I wrote a while back. During the height of its popularity the server couldn't handle the load and got very slow. Serves me right for refusing to pay more for hosting. In fact, I think it held up remarkably well.

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It's events like these that make me happy that I'm still blogging.

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