How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled their back-end for Kim Kardashian (SFW)

Paul Ford
Paul Ford
Jan 21, 2015 · 15 min read

#BreakTheInternet?

On November 11th 2014, the art-and-nightlife magazine PAPER “broke the Internet” when it put a Jean-Paul Goude photograph of a well-oiled, mostly-nude Kim Kardashian on its cover and posted the same nude photos of Kim Kardashian to its website (NSFW). It linked together all of these things—and…