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Slashdot effect

(ˈslæʃˌdɒt)
n
(Computer Science) computing 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
[C21: from the symbols slash + dot, which are conventions of website addresses]
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While comments containing the word "liar" were likely to be buried, especially when used in reference to another Digg user, comments by users who supported their arguments with credible sources were likely to be dugg, despite the site's pride in operating without editorial authority (Halavais, 2009).
When Dugg is in the fenced enclosure at the O'Connor's home, he must be muzzled and all gates must be padlocked.
after Dugg escaped through a gate in the fence and attacked Beau.
MJ: So a "Hillary Kills Baby" story could be Dugg up by those who hate Hillary?
WESTBORO - A bench trial for Dugg the pit bull, sentenced to die after he attacked and killed a miniature poodle in September, got under way yesterday in Westboro District Court.
Other recent releases include MusiQ Tracker, which analyzes radio airplay in nearly 2,600 stations across the US; Dugg Analyzer, which tracks the popularity of thousands of stories posted to Digg; and The Wine Press, which allows you to pick the perfect food and wine pairings.
Lawyer Steven Wise, the Alan Dershowitz for dogs, doesn't believe that Dugg should die due to a single isolated incident in which he fatally mauled a leashed poodle while biting off part of its frantic owner's finger.
Popular" will rank the most Dugg Photobucket images.
Miller, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the board had been under the impression that 3-year-old Dugg was being kept at a Milton animal shelter pending the completion of various legal appeals.
Morgado said yesterday he learned Tuesday that 3-year-old Dugg was still at the home of Chris and Lisa O'Connor at 19 Knowlton Ave.
After a hearing in October, all five members of the Board of Selectmen agreed that Dugg, a 3-year-old pit bull, be humanely euthanized.