A report on Slashdot

Screenshot of the Slashdot.org main page
Co-founders Rob Malda and Jeff Bates
Co-founder Jeff Bates
Rob Malda, Co-founder of Slashdot
Tux, the mascot of Linux
This graph shows the sudden surge in web traffic that a popular news story on Slashdot can cause.

Social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters".

- Slashdot
Screenshot of the Slashdot.org main page

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Malda at LinuxWorld in Boston, 2006

Rob Malda

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Malda at LinuxWorld in Boston, 2006

Rob Malda (born May 10, 1976), also known as CmdrTaco, is an American Internet content author, and former editor-in-chief of the website Slashdot.

VA Linux Servers

Geeknet

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Fairfax County, Virginia–based company that is a subsidiary of GameStop.

Fairfax County, Virginia–based company that is a subsidiary of GameStop.

VA Linux Servers
LNUX stock price (9 December 1999 through 9 December 2000)
SourceForge Inc. logo

This acquisition gave VA Linux popular online media properties such as Slashdot, Andover News Network, Freshmeat, NewsForge (became a mirror of linux.com in 2007, mirrors geeknet.com since 2010), linux.com, ThinkGeek, and a variety of online software development resources.

Seal of Hope College

Hope College

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Private Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan.

Private Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan.

Seal of Hope College
Seal of Hope College
Van Vleck Hall, built in 1858, to house the Holland Academy
The Hope Sailing club is one of the many clubs at Hope.
A view of the Odd year side at the 114th pull
DeVos Fieldhouse on the campus of Hope College
Dimnent Chapel

Jeff Bates, co-founder of Slashdot

A screenshot of SourceForge main page

SourceForge

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Web service that offers software consumers a centralized online location to control and manage open-source software projects and research business software.

Web service that offers software consumers a centralized online location to control and manage open-source software projects and research business software.

A screenshot of SourceForge main page
A screenshot of SourceForge main page
Number of hosted projects, 2000-2010
An error message seen by someone attempting to access SourceForge from Iran, an ITAR-restricted country

In September 2012 SourceForge, Slashdot, and Freecode were acquired from Geeknet by the online job site Dice.com for $20 million, and incorporated into a subsidiary known as Slashdot Media.

Dice.com

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Career website based in New York City with primary sales and development operations in Urbandale, Iowa and Denver.

Career website based in New York City with primary sales and development operations in Urbandale, Iowa and Denver.

Slashdot, SourceForge, and Freecode from Geeknet, forming Slashdot Media – September 2012. (Slashdot Media was sold to BIZX, LLC in January 2016. )

Bates at linux.conf.au 2003

Jeff Bates (technologist)

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Bates at linux.conf.au 2003

Jeff Bates, also known as hemos, is the co-founder of Slashdot along with Rob Malda ("CmdrTaco").

Freecode

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Website owned by BIZX, Inc., hosting mainly open-source software for programmers and developers.

Website owned by BIZX, Inc., hosting mainly open-source software for programmers and developers.

On January 27, 2016, Freecode was sold, along with SourceForge and Slashdot, to current owners BIZX, Inc. The site remains in its archived state, but some discussion is ongoing to restore it.

Digg's online icon.

Social news website

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Website that features user-posted stories.

Website that features user-posted stories.

Digg's online icon.

On the Slashdot and Fark websites, administrators decide which articles are selected for the front page.

MRTG graph from a web server statistics generator showing a moderate Slashdot effect in action in 2005

Slashdot effect

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The Slashdot effect, also known as slashdotting, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller website, causing a massive increase in traffic.

The Slashdot effect, also known as slashdotting, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller website, causing a massive increase in traffic.

MRTG graph from a web server statistics generator showing a moderate Slashdot effect in action in 2005

The name stems from the huge influx of web traffic which would result from the technology news site Slashdot linking to websites.

Slash (software)

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Slash (Slashdot-Like Automated Storytelling Homepage) is a content management system, originally created for Slashdot, one of the oldest collaborative sites on the Internet.