So this morning first thing, I logged in, as usual. Every tab loaded except facebook, which gave me a server error. Oh horrors! Immediately I checked on downrightnow which reported likely service disruption. Okay, so no mafia wars. I can live with it.
The most hilarious thing was, downrightnow then got very slow. Someone on twitter remarked that it was slow because everyone was checking on facebook status. What I get out of this is that it’s so easy to check on anything. In the past if a website is down, we’re never sure if it is them or our own connection. That scenario doesn’t apply anymore. One of another of the social sites will have something reported. That’s the power of social media.