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Tumblr Apologizes for Huge Outage That Cost Bloggers “Almost 100 Million Views” Tumblr Apologizes for Huge Outage That Cost Bloggers “Almost 100 Million Views”

If you operate a Tumblr blog, you’re probably aware that the site experienced a major outage yesterday. After experiencing intermittent errors and slow loading times on a number of pages, Tumblr decided to take down the whole site “in order …

Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy

Update: BuzzFeed Director of Communications Alice Suh tells WebProNews, “BuzzFeed is up and running after the hard work of our team who worked all night bring our servers back to life. We are no longer operating off the compromised data …

Google App Engine Has Outage Issues Google App Engine Has Outage Issues

Google App Engine is experiencing issues today, causing problems with various services across the web. There have been numerous reports of various outages. Business Insider mentions Instagram, SlideShare, Sina Weibo, and Orkut. There have also been reports of Dropbox and …

Reddit Down for Some Users, Blames “Network-Related Issue” Reddit Down for Some Users, Blames “Network-Related Issue”

UPDATE: It appears that a problem with Amazon Web Services EC2 in Northern Virginia. You can check out AWS’ Service Health Dashboard here. Those of you looking to browse reddit right now may be out of luck. That’s because the …

StumbleUpon Not Working For Some Users StumbleUpon Not Working For Some Users

Update 2: We’ve finally received word from StumbleUpon. A spokesperson tells WebPronews, “We’ve had a few outages this morning that have affected some users. We are working on it now. We should be up and running for everyone soon.” As …

Facebook Is Really Slow Today For A Lot Of People Facebook Is Really Slow Today For A Lot Of People
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Are you having some trouble with Facebook today? You’re not alone. It’s been incredibly slow for us all morning, and it turns out that there are tons of people complaining about this. Here’s a sampling from Twitter: Follow @candiceherhu candice …

Can’t Upload Avatars or Background Images on Twitter? They’re Working On It Can’t Upload Avatars or Background Images on Twitter? They’re Working On It
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If you try to upload a new avatar or background image to your Twitter profile, you may prove unsuccessful. Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Twitter has updated their Status page to inform users that there may be a problem …

iMessage Not Working For Many Users iMessage Not Working For Many Users
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According to reports from multiple outlets, users are currently experiencing some problems with Apple’s iMessage service. According to The Next Web, iMessages seems to be having problems on devices through multiple carriers. MacRumors reports that their forums are full of …

GoDaddy: Service Restored For Most Customers GoDaddy: Service Restored For Most Customers

Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. On Monday, GoDaddy experienced a major outage, and a a result, many sites went down. Many users and businesses …

GoDaddy Could Be Down From One Hour To One Month, Anonymous Own3r Says GoDaddy Could Be Down From One Hour To One Month, Anonymous Own3r Says
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. As previously reported, GoDaddy is experiencing some downtime, and a member of Anonymous is taking credit (though only on …

GoDaddy Down For Some Users GoDaddy Down For Some Users
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. GoDaddy has been having some trouble today, with users taking to Twitter to vent their frustration at sites all …

Xbox LIVE Down, Microsoft Aware of the Issue
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[UPDATE] Xbox LIVE is back up, though Microsoft has not yet commented on the outage. [ORIGINAL] It’s not just you – Xbox LIVE is down. If you’ve called off work to nurse your Labor Day hangover and were hoping to …

Wikipedia Goes Down: Internet Freaks Out Wikipedia Goes Down: Internet Freaks Out
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Update: Wikipedia now appears to be back in working order. Either way, this was quite a reminder of just how much the Internet has come to rely on Wikipedia. What a scare! As Cinderella once said, “You don’t know what …

Twitter On Outage: Not How We Wanted Today To Go Twitter On Outage: Not How We Wanted Today To Go

On Thursday, Twitter experienced a massive amount of downtime for all web users, and mobile users were experiencing some additional problems. Twitter had initially updated its status blog to say, “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are …

Twitter Down At Various Times Throughout The Day, Google+ Has Fun Twitter Down At Various Times Throughout The Day, Google+ Has Fun

As previously reported, Twitter has been experiencing some downtime today. It seems to be coming and going. Meanwhile, users have been flockig to other social networks to talk about how Twitter is down. That includes Google+, where there is no …

Twitter Goes Down, Subway Cookies Take The Punishment Twitter Goes Down, Subway Cookies Take The Punishment

Twitter has been experiencing some downtime today. The company acknowledged site issues on its Status Blog, and shortly thereafter posted an update, indicating that the problem was resolved: Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working …

Facebook Outage Killed Some Retail Sites’ Performance Facebook Outage Killed Some Retail Sites’ Performance
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On Thursday night, Facebook experienced a major worldwide outage that lasted, in some cases, for a couple of hours. Things have been less-than-perfect for users since then, even after Facebook released a statement saying that everything should be a-ok. Users …

Facebook Down Again After Overnight Outage Facebook Down Again After Overnight Outage
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It appears that Facebook is having some problems this morning, only a few hours after straightening everything out following an outage that lasted for more than two hours on Thursday night. That outage affected a good number of users across …

Facebook Pages Not Letting Businesses Post Links Facebook Pages Not Letting Businesses Post Links
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It seems to be a rough day in the social media world. A lot of Twitter users have been experiencing problems on and off, and some businesses with Facebook pages have been unable to post links throughout the day. We …

Twitter Search and Timelines Are Having Issues Twitter Search and Timelines Are Having Issues

UPDATE: As of 3:45 EST, things seem to be back to normal. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: You might have noticed that Twitter is acting a little strange lately, and Twitter has just acknowledged the problem on their official Twitter Status blog: Some …

Facebook Slow To Load For Many Users Facebook Slow To Load For Many Users
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Facebook appears to be loading slow for many users this morning. Here in our office, we experienced various levels of slow downs. Sometimes the news feed would fail to load completely, other times pages would fail to load. And when …