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Princetonian Down! Why Media Sites Should Care About Scaling

Today the Daily Princetonian, the student paper at Princeton University, ran a provocative op-ed on its website.  It wasn’t the most scandalous article the Internet has ever seen, but it had enough buzz factor to draw attention within and beyond the sphere of Princeton.

What happens next is all too common in these situations: 

WEBSITE. DOWN.  The traffic from inbound links on Twitter and elsewhere was enough to bring the site down completely for many visitors.   

So the Daily Princetonian is still down.

? Geoffrey Skelley (@geoffreyvs)
March 29, 2013