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This happens every now and then on the web. Charlie has a personal blog where they posts about technical stuff. One day a popular site finds about their posts, and decides to do an article on it, linking to the source, of course.
The incoming traffic eats up Charlie's provider's bandwidth quota, and is taken down by the provider.
Is there a term for this unavailability of a site due to unexpected traffic from suddenly being famous?