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# <a name="Slashdot News for June 2003"></a> Slashdot News for June 2003

The PSAS Website was slashdotted on Jun 9, 2003. [[AndrewGreenberg]] was interviewed and at 2am January 9, 2003, the [article](http://wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,59144,00.html) appeared at [Wired News](http://wired.com/news).

12 hours later, as the [[Software Team|SoftwareTeamHome]] was working on getting the Usenix2003 demo ready, Andrew noticed a link to the Wired News article had [appeared](http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/06/10/025222) on [slashdot](http://slashdot.org).

We quickly activated the [[PublishAddOn]] of our TWiki webserver, with help from a redirect from our apache installation. This allowed apache to simply serve up static data files rather than the usual operation, which is to start a perl cgi script for TWiki on each hit.

Later in the week, I was suprised to see a [mention](http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/23) show up in the [Debian](http://www.debian.org) [Weekly News](http://www.debian.org/News/weekly).

By the time a week elapsed, we logged referrals from all over:

- ~6700 from <http://slashdot.org>
- ~4000 from <http://wired.com>
- ~2900 from <http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl>
- ~1900 from <http://www.barrapunto.com>
- ~1400 from <http://www.theinquirer.net>
- ~1100 from <http://www.hotwired.co.jp/news/news/20030610301.html>
- ~600 from <http://www.branchez-vous.com/actu/03-06/07-233501.html>
- ~500 from <http://www.google.com> (search engine)
- ~300 from <http://www.amdzone.com>
- ~300 from <http://www.yahoo.com>
- ~290 from <http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix03/activities.html>
- ~260 from <http://www.newz.dk/>
- ~220 from <http://www.pooh.cz/>
- ~170 from <http://www.prog.hu/>
- ~100 from <http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/23/>

The usage looked like this:

- Monthly Usage: <br />[[usage.png]]
- Daily Usage: <br />[[daily\_usage\_200306.png|SlashdotNewsJun2003/daily_usage_200306.png]]

If you are a [[PsasGroup]] member, you can view the webalizer statistics at <http://www.psas.pdx.edu/webalizer>

-- [[JamesPerkins]] - 17 Jun 2003