ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

flash crowds alleviation network

Okay, imagine if there was a really popular toy store in town, and every time a cool new toy came out, tons of kids would rush to the store to get it. This sudden rush of kids is called a "flash crowd."

Now, imagine if there was a special system in place to help make sure that the toy store didn't get too crowded and chaotic when this happened. This system would make sure that only a certain number of kids were allowed in the store at once, and would direct the kids to other nearby stores if the toy they wanted was sold out.

This system is kind of like a "flash crowds alleviation network." It helps to keep things organized and under control when lots of people suddenly show up all at once, like at a big event or a popular website. It makes sure that everyone can still get what they need, without things getting too crazy or overwhelming.