I confess I know little about Stumbleupon.
I know the general principle – you like something, you Stumble it – but it still baffles me.
A couple of years ago, an article in Head Rambles was Stumbled. The effect was virtually instantaneous and a little alarming. My hosting company phoned me to say they were on alert because of traffic to the server, it was that bad (or good, depending on your point of view).
Since then, that article has ridden through several Stumble Storms, as I call them. None has been as powerful as the original, but they still cause massive traffic.
There is a storm in progress as I write this.
The graph above shows hourly traffic over a seven day period. The storm started at around eleven last night and is easing off now, but the effect is very clear. As storms go, it was a very minor one, but I’m not complaining.
What does baffle me is where these storms originate. I have searched Stumbleupon and can find no mention of Head Rambles. Presumably though there is a page somewhere that people are seeing? Has it risen up the ranks again for a brief moment of glory?
I have a lot to learn about this Internet lark!