flashcrowd

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flash +‎ crowd

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flashcrowd (plural flashcrowds)

  1. The large number of people brought by the sudden increase in popularity of an Internet site or resource due to an event or link from another site.
    • 2004 December 18, Johan Pouwelse, “The BitTorrent P2P file-sharing system”, The Register [1].
      We now focus on the system's reaction to the sudden popularity of a single (new) file. This phenomenon is also called the flashcrowd effect.

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