Before you call the I.T. guy, check whether the social network/ site is down for everyone…

by Leigh Andrews on 13 September 2010

It used to be the case that you’d sit there, patiently refreshing the page and reloading the site for hours, before wondering – is the site down for everyone, or just me? Now there are a number of sites that let you know in a flash whether popular sites are experiencing ‘down time’ or not. All you need to do is type the finicky site’s name into a search bar on Downornot or Downforeveryoneorjustme, and they will check whether it’s down for everyone, or just you.
That’s all fine and dandy, if you’re struggling to do a spot of online research but what if it’s a social networking site that ‘s down? Facebook won’t let you comment or upload pictures? Well, Adrianne Jeffries of Readwriteweb comments that Watchmouse is meeting this need by extending tthe offering of its public website, downornot, into an offering called socialdownornot, to measure performance (uptime or downtime) of some of the most popular social networking sites – think Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn and more.

This will definitely help all the social media addicts out there who can’t get through the day without their fill of online stalking!

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