A blog, fushnchups.co.nz, has received the equivalent of the digg Effect. Various newspaper and online articles have named the controversial content of the blog in the past few days. This has led to fushnchups.co.nz being unavailable (at the time of this articles writing). The ‘digg Effect’ is a reference to articles in digg becoming so popular that the originating website cannot handle the traffic sent from digg.
Certainly one of the criticisms of the rise of sharing sites such as digg has been that posts (articles) from blogs which are controversial or sensationalist tend to gain more votes (and visits) than sites which are objective. Some sharing sites such as Mixx have managed to avoid encouraging sensationalism to some degree by making posting more demanding by encouraging tagging and multiple category selection (it is very quick, for example, to submit a link to digg as opposed to Mixx).
Blogs rely on visits. fushnchups.co.nz seem to have received their fair share!