I'm no techie, but if "major websites" are down then perhaps the problem isn't with the tech but with the fact that there's such a thing as a "major website"

There's no reason we all have to visit the same ten websites as each other every day, support the little guys

I like the way this place works, where there are lots of little sites and you can choose the ones you interact with, but they're all interlinked on a network, you know, like a kind of inter... net...?

@ak Isn't it just one host down? If I'm understanding this--and I just had coffee--it's an Amazon Web Services outage, so it's taking down a lot of sites that Amazon hosts.

@ak Ah, okay. First news I clicked on had it wrong.

@drifa It seems to be back now, they've woken up in the USA and given it a kick

@drifa It happens remarkably often! Stuff will be down in our mornings, and then it'll get to 8am or so in the eastern USA and it'll magically return, I guess someone gets up and goes "oh fuck's sake" and reboots it

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@drifa The problem is that when there is a major outage everyone goes "oh isn't it terrible how there are like two companies that host 98% of the internet" but then when it comes back up and the opium of social media returns everyone just goes back to drooling on their keyboard and forgets about it

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@ak @drifa it's fun to note, almost always when there's a ”major outage” that takes down several big sites, i don't even notice the outage in any other way than reading some second-hand complaining about how so many big sites are down :D

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