Monday, June 7, 2010

Blogger is back (yeah); old media missed the whole thing

Google was, it appears, trying to upgrade some services on Blogger -- and the results were ugly, a major outage that effecting hundreds (thousands) of websites across the U.S. and Canada.
Trying to find news about the outage was next to impossible as only Google's own users forum seemed to have any information at all -- and that was just that others were crying out that their sites were unusable.

Had a site like Amazon gone down I'm sure the NYT would have had a story on its front page, but a Blogger outage seems to be only big news for the blogging community and community publishers (it was interesting to see so many people claim that the outage was effecting their news sites). But without that same group live and writing there was no one to document the event. A search of online news turned up zip.