Thursday, August 06, 2009

It's not just you. Both Twitter and Facebook down.

This is so annoying. How can I effectively waste my time all morning, if both Twitter and Facebook are down?

PC Magazine writes:
The popular microblogging site, Twitter, went down early Thursday morning, with the site's operators confirming the outage on a status blog.

Twitter offered no explanation for the outage, adding a characteristically pithy post on its Status blog titled, simply, "Site is Down." "We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly," the post read.

PCMag.com staffers also noted problems with Facebook at about the same time, with the site failing to load briefly. The status site, downforeveryoneorjustme.com, also reported both Twitter and Facebook being down at about 9:45 AM Eastern time. Facebook was accessible shortly thereafter, although PCMag.com staffers reported a few glitches, such as problems with posting status updates and internal links.

At press time, it was not clear why either site had suffered problems. However, sites operated by Gawker Media crashed on Monday, later believed to be the result of a DDoS attack against The Consumerist blog, which is owned by Consumers Union, but whose content is hosted by Gawker Media.

Twitter's Site Goes Down