Language Log is slashdotted

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Jan 23 23:52:51 UTC 2005

On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 06:29:08PM -0500, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
> > ....  and then, this morning, LL was slashdotted. ...
> slashdotted?

Slashdot, , a website devoted to tech news
and discussions thereof. When Slashdot mentions another site,
that site tends to get a huge amount of traffic, so quickly
that it can overwhelm the target site, sometimes causing it to
crash or at least become unavailable. This is called "getting

Jesse Sheidlower

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