All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Outages’

Google Reader Not Working For A Bunch Of People

I couldn’t help but notice that Google Reader has been acting very weird, but now I know it’s not just me, as numerous people have been complaining about it, and several publications are now reporting on the issue. There’s a Google Group thread here, where people are complaining. It was started on Sunday, when user applmak wrote: Reader is unable …

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Twitter Goes Down for the Third Time This Month

Some Twitter users may be having some trouble accessing the site. For others, the site is running but experiencing quickness issues. Once again, Twitter has suffered a noteworthy outage. Here’s what Twitter had to say on their Status blog: Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue. This is the third …

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Vine Disables Twitter Sharing Just Hours After Launch

Earlier this afternoon, Twitter unveiled Vine, a standalone iOS app for the creation and sharing of short (six-second) video clips. A video sharing experience was rumored to be in the Twitter pipeline, and it looks like this is it. Vine allows users to take short videos, and then share them on Twitter (and Facebook, too). But for Twitter, it’s a …

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Foursquare Is Down and They’re Investigating [UPDATED]

UPDATE: It’s all back up. as of 11:45 am ET, making the downtime total nearly 5 hours. No explanation on what caused the outage. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: If you tried to check-in on Foursquare when you arrived at work this morning, you were probably disappointed. Foursquare has been down since around 7am ET. The company has confirmed the outage on their …

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Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company

On Christmas Eve, Netflix experienced a widespread outage of its streaming services due to issues with Amazon Web Services. If you tried using Netflix that day, you may have noticed, though not everyone was affected (trust me, I did plenty of Netflix watching over my holiday break). If you were online at all that day, chances are you probably at …

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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 to resolve the network issue.” That resulted in 4 hours of down time and a loss of nearly 100 million …

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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 center.” The digital world has not been immune to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, as some sites went down thanks …

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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 Tumblr having issues, indicating that the problem may be even larger. Google has posted a series of updates about the …

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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 site is down, and has been for at least a couple of hours. According to Reddit Status on Twitter, the …

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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 of the time of this writing, everything appears to be working as normal from here. StumbleUpon has been experiencing some …

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Facebook Is Really Slow Today For A Lot Of People

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 hu @candiceherhu Anyone else finding that uploading pics to Facebook is impossibly slow the last 2 days? And I have …

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Can’t Upload Avatars or Background Images on Twitter? They’re Working On It

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 with this function and that they’re working on it: “Currently, Users are not be able to upload or update avatar …

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