San Francisco Power Outage Shuts Down Some Popular Websites

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Some of the worlds most popular websites were affected today by a power outage in San Francisco. While many of those sites have come back online the event will likely be remembered as something like… Web 2.0 Blackout San Francisco July 2007.

Planet Chiropractic first became aware of the outage when RSS feeds stopped updating on a number of websites we follow for news reporting information.

While checking our servers for feed errors we noticed an increasing number of search queries for services that were affected. That lead us online to seek some trend information and we noticed some major websites had gone down.

Among the list of sites not accessible were the very popular Technorati, Craigslist, LiveJournal, Typepad, Yelp, AdBrite, and Netflix.

Power was restored to the affected area but some websites appear to have taken longer than others to get back online.

We’ll have an update on our RSS feeds for all content services we syndicate and will post more information if anything appears to be out of order.

Heres to turning on the power! @ 7:15 pm | Article ID: 1185329758