Report: Live Spaces Has Most Downtime

    November 29, 2007

Pingdom tracked 12 top social networking sites from October 19 to November 19, and found that Microsoft’s Live Spaces had the most downtime, with the site failing to respond for a total of three hours over the course of the month.

By contrast, that’s more than Facebook (10 minutes), MySpace (10), Bebo (30), LiveJournal (40) and Orkut (85) combined, and worst on the list.

Number one was Yahoo 360, but that service was so unpopular it’s being closed, so I suspect the zero minutes of downtime can be attributed to zero server load.

Downtime for social network home pages Oct 19 – Nov 19, 2007

Social Network Home page Downtime
Yahoo! 360 0m
Facebook 10m
MySpace 10m
Bebo 30m 35m
LiveJournal 40m 1h 10m
Orkut 1h 25m 1h 40m
Friendster  1h 50m
Xanga 2h 10m
Windows Live Spaces 3h 0m