Reddit goes down. Takes attention economy with it.
Monday afternoon several websites, including Reddit, suffered outages. Other sites reportedly having problems include Airbnb, Cue, Imgur, Foursquare, Netflix and TMZ. Mashable reports the problem is with Amazon web services. Reddit alone receives about 35 million visitors a month, Mashable reported.
- — Randy Hamilton (@RandyHamilton)Mon, Oct 22 2012 13:27:03
- Outages appeared to be sporadic as some users had full access and others were unable to log on.
- — foursquare support (@4sqSupport)Mon, Oct 22 2012 12:11:42You may have noticed that some of your favorite sites are down, including Foursquare. We're hoping things will be back to normal soon!
- — Pinterest (@Pinterest)Mon, Oct 22 2012 12:32:43Hi Pinners, we are currently experiencing site issues and working hard to resolve this as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!
- Regular users of these sites, especially Reddit, were quick to express their bewilderment on Twitter.
- — John Madden (@TheJohnMadden)Mon, Oct 22 2012 13:16:17With reddit down I went to pinterest for my daily classroom distraction. Obviously I've lost all faith in humanity for the day.
- — Christopher Hawley (@CoachHawley)Mon, Oct 22 2012 10:47:25
- — Mark Erickson (@RedditCBJ)Mon, Oct 22 2012 10:50:00
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