Aug 14, 2013

The Website That Found Mainstream Fame With Anthony Weiner’s Penis May Have A Bigger Problem
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Fashion

Nik Richie the Dirty

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The Dirty founder Nik Richie Last month, TheDirty.com had a problem. The site’s servers were struggling under the weight of the extra visitors directed to Anthony Weiner’s “Carlos Danger” sexts and, later, photographs of the New York Mayoral candidate’s penis. “You’re talking about anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 people seeing the site at one time when on average we’re doing 3,000 people per second,” founder Nik Richie says. In total, the Weiner stories’ 30 million hits led to the gossip site’s servers crashing five times. The servers have since been replaced, Richie says. “It cost money, but we fought through the storm.”

While Richie — a 34-year-old entrepreneur born in New Jersey as Hooman Karamian — says that the site made little extra income off the story, overall he’s very happy — it created a brand awareness for a website that had long skirted the outside of […]

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