'Tis The Season For Online Services To Go Completely Offline
from the doesn't-look-good dept
What is it about the last few days that has pretty much knocked out all sorts of online companies? It started last week with the "silence of the bloggers" as SixApart's TypePad service went missing for nearly a day. This was followed up quickly with new Yahoo property del.icio.us giving its servers a chance to rest. Then, a bunch of eBay users simply couldn't log in and now Salesforce.com left many sales people in the dark as they tried to close out their year end deals. Downtime happens -- but it seems like an awful lot of high profile sites have run into trouble suddenly. Perhaps the internet really is broken. At what point do companies start offering easy syncing/replication of services between desktops and web-based services. Or is that Web 3.0?