July 23, 2004
Note to RSS feed reader implementers: Randomize your refresh times

According to a Netcraft news story, RSS traffic is causing traffic spikes every hour on the hour because newsreaders have hourly feed refresh built in and everybody is just doing it at the top of the hour.
The solution to the problem is really, really simple: Randomize the timing of the update to an odd minute count.

Posted by Claus at July 23, 2004 12:46 PM | TrackBack (0)
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