I am a regular reader of Digg (if you don’t know what Digg is go and have a look – in brief, it is a ‘news’ site at which users get to vote on a story or website, the more votes it gets the higher it gets listed – Digg is a great way to track ‘hot news’). Anyway, one thing that is obvious from the Digg site is that if one of your blog posts becomes ‘hot’ it can kill your server.
I can’t say I am worried about my blog at MMISoftware ever become ‘hot’, or even the one at theSnowSite.com, I just can’t see it happening. First, someone would have to Digg a story on the site, then other users of Digg would have to vote on it etc.
Anyway, just in case (and out of morbid curiosity – ‘ego surfing’?) I searched Digg (Didd Search) to see if anything at MMISoftware or theSnowSite.com had ever been Dugg. It hadn’t. I then noticed that there was an RSS feed button on the search page. Clicking the feed button now means that I have an RSS feed that will alert me if every a story at MMISoftware or theSnowSite.com gets Dugg – cool!
Update (03 Mar 2007 17:12:58) – just found the following article online that describes the same approach “How to Get Alerted When Somebody Has Dugg your Article” (except they posted last year) – another example of ‘Morphic Resonance‘? (Well, not really, I am 3 months behind the curve!)