Social Media Sites (Over)Heating Up

social media issues

It really seems like social media sites have been heating up over the past week. Or maybe even overheating. Since I’m such a sucker for looking for patterns, let’s review:

Friday, November 2, 2007:

Saturday – Sunday, November 3-4, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


  1. Wayne Smallman

    I saw the drop in feed counts on FeedBurner, but I’ve seen it before, so I didn’t worry.

    I can’t say that I saw any of the down-time on StumbleUpon, but that might have happened outside of my time zone.

    But something weird did happened for me today; I had a client call up about an option on their website not working.

    When I followed it up, it was because Adobe’s website was down .. the whole damn thing. And that wasn’t our network, because the client is based in Ireland.

    You don’t often see the likes of Adobe going down, now do you?

  2. brian

    @wayne: yes, once you saw that everyone’s feedburner stats were down, nothing to worry about. StumbleUpon was pretty intermittently crazy, too.

    Missed the Adobe downtime, but that sounds pretty bad. All those people needing to download Reader must have finally got the best of them 🙂

  3. Pete White

    Thank god it wasn’t Facebook or Myspace for a few hours downtime, would be the end of the world ;).

  4. brian

    @pete: I remember Facebook being inaccessible for about an hour a few weeks ago. Some of my buddies didn’t know what to do with the rest of their life. 🙂

  5. Pijoo

    I’m sure they do it just to remind us of the outside world. StumbleUpon is far too addictive.

  6. HeavyGod

    Really good and really interesting post. I expect (and other readers maybe :)) new useful posts from you!
    Good luck and successes in blogging!


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