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Category: Social Networking

Farked

Yesterday was an exciting day. One of my project sites, The Best of Youtube, got Farked by the popular news site Fark.com. Someone posted a link to my recent Star Wars on a Banjo video.

By the end of the day, I received over 32,000 visits to my site, which witheld the onslaught of traffic with grace (thank you, Dreamhost).

For a while, I was featured at Youtube on the “Most Viewed Today” page, rising to the 35th spot, and my video received an “honor” for this status. Strangely, my video suddenly vanished from this listing though, and the “honor” vanished, which I have yet to figure out.

The second comment on the posting at Fark.com was from none other than Drew Curtis, the creator and owner of Fark.com:

“This video pretty much sums up the entire Internet”

The rest of the feedback I received, through comments on fark.com, youtube.com, and thebestofyoutube.com, were mostly positive and funny. A few people didn’t seem to be able to hear the melody in the banjo picking, which is difficult sometimes for an untrained bluegrass ear.

I’ll be eagerly watching this over the next few days to see how much traffic I continue to get.