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Internet Acting Weird Today? You're Not Alone

Outages on Twitter, other sites after DDOS attack

(Newser) - If you like to ease your way into the day by flipping on some Spotify tunes and checking out your Twitter feeds and favorite Reddit forums, Friday morning was probably pretty miserable. That's because those sites, and dozens of others, experienced annoying disruptions (or were down completely for some)... More »

Fans Freak at ESPN Fantasy Football Outage

Network apologizes for glitch during highly trafficked Week 1 game

(Newser) - Last night's game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts was anything but an ESPN fantasy: Rather, it turned into a social media nightmare after the network's fantasy football website and app went down—somewhat inconveniently during what USA Today Sports says was the "most trafficked fantasy... More »

Twitter Crashes, World Reels

Twitterverse taken down by 'double-whammy'

(Newser) - The Twitterverse came to an unexpected halt for more than an hour yesterday, and tweeters around the globe nearly panicked. Twitter apologized for the worldwide outage, and blamed it on a technical glitch—not on overwhelming traffic triggered by the Olympics, as tweeters later speculated, reports CNN . "We are... More »

Facebook Shut Itself Down for 30 Minutes

After code leak, 550M users were temporarily friendless

(Newser) - Facebook closed its virtual doors to users for about 30 minutes yesterday, after the code for a handful of new products went public before those products had been rolled out, reports Wired . The 550-million-user site shut itself down between about 4:15 and 4:45pm ET. “For a brief... More »

Gmail Outage Means Unprecedented Googling

(Newser) - The outage affecting Google’s email service today sent millions to its search function, Jennifer Van Grove writes on Mashable—with so many looking for an explanation that, for a time, Gmail-related topics were 18 of the top 20 US queries. “The frenzy of Google searches on its status... More »

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