Slashdot versus Hacker News

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The previous post on the blog got a good showing on Hacker News yesterday (I made +19 on my submission, so not outstanding, but not bad).

So it’s a good opportunity to compare Hacker News’s impact on a webiste with Slashdot – and Slashdot still comes out on top.

The 4000 or so additional visitors I got yesterday fall a long way short of the 15,000 – 30,000 I would expect if I got on Slashdot and the fall from the peak is much quicker (perhaps if I had got enough +1s to get up to the top of the first page that might be different).

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