Slashdot, Digg, Reddit and now the “Buzz” Effect

Three weeks ago Yahoo! launched Buzz, a digg like news site. Get news from several pre-approved news sources, vote, rinse and repeat. We’ve all heard about Digg/Slashdot/Reddit “Effect” bringing websites down, but Yahoo Buzz trumps them all. Since Yahoo! publishes a few of these links on it’s homepage, a few minutes can garner you a lot of hits. A link on Yahoo Buzz almost brought down TechCrunch yesterday. This is no ordinary feat considering that TechCrunch gets a lot of visitors. Looks like Yahoo! is finally using it’s core power – the people.

Michael Arrington at Techcrunch says:

“it’s clear that a link from Yahoo.com blows away anything Digg or any other competitor can offer”

Take a look at the stats provided at TechCrunch.

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