Tuesday, November 9, 2010

✍ FYI: Monitoring the Status of Your Favorite Web Services

For Your Information...
You know the drill, you are merrily typing, reading or chatting away on your favorite website when all of a sudden something is amiss! You're interrupted by an error message. It can be frustrating. Is there a bug in the web site, or is your Internet provider acting up again?

Where can you turn to find out if others are having the same problem? downrightnow was created to tell you when popular web services are experiencing trouble. It pulls together information from several sources to determine when there's an outage or other disruption:
  • Reports from users who visit downrightnow
  • Public messages on Twitter from users who are having service trouble
  • Official company announcements and status reports
  • Other third-party web sites that monitor service status
Just visit downrightnow to stay informed. You'll get real-time updates on the status of your favorite web services, both official and unofficial, all in one place. And don't forget to file a report whenever you notice a service issue -- it's easy and you'll let others know they aren't the only ones having trouble.

Resource:  MFS-Useful Links

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