Friday, April 22, 2011

Amazon server problems take down Reddit, Quora, Foursquare...

Amazon's web servers were hit with major problems yesterday, which took down several key websites.
This included Quora, Reddit, HootSuite, some parts of Foursquare and many more. It led to a huge frustration around the world in people who regularly visited those sites.

However, not all websites that rely on Amazon's Web Services were affected. Netflix and Zynga kept on humming along.

Reddit has come back up in an "emergency read-only mode", which does not allow users to log in, post links, vote or comment anywhere on the site.

You can track Amazon's progress in fixing the progress for their servers over here. Now, I expect a lot of uproar against Amazon on Reddit, mostly in the form of memes and rage comics.