How Do Web Performance Issues Impact Your Life Online?
from the share-your-insights dept
Over the past couple of months, as part of a sponsorship program with New Relic, we've been reaching out to web developers for feedback on online performance issues, and giving them a chance to win some Techdirt perks. Now, for the last entry in the series, we're opening the floor up to everyone who uses web apps and services (so... everyone!)
We've all seen the digital panic that ensues when a massive service like Gmail or Facebook goes down for even a small portion of users. Smaller versions of the same thing take place every day with services that are less widely adopted but just as important to the people who rely on them. It doesn't even take an outage to cause problems — frequent slowdowns and interruptions can quickly cause a massive productivity traffic jam. With the degree to which we live our lives and do our work online, service problems are much more than a minor inconvenience, and at the wrong moment can be a disaster.
So we want to know: how does this impact the way you use the web? Are you prepared for interruptions in the online apps and services you use most? Have you ever abandoned an app for spotty performance, or adopted one specifically for its reliability? We're looking for everything in the way of insights, anecdotes and ideas about performance issues online.
You can share your responses on the Insight Community. Remember, if you have a Techdirt account, then you're already a member and can head on over to the case page to submit your insights.
One best response chosen by New Relic and the Techdirt editorial team will receive a free one-year Watercooler subscription on Techdirt (regular price $50). The subscription includes access to the Crystal Ball and the Insider Chat, plus five monthly First Word/Last Word credits, and can be applied to your own Techdirt account or gifted to someone else.
The case will be open for four weeks, with the best response announced shortly afterwards. For developers, there's also still time to submit responses for our last question about tackling these issues as a web service provider. You can share your insight from both sides of the equation and get two chances to win.
We look forward to your insights!