Twitter’s down and Facebook is slow, not just for Sri Lanka

One never knows when a site doesn’t load in Sri Lanka whether the good folk at SLT have blocked it to protect our morals. Fearing the worst when Facebook was sluggish and Twitter refused to load, went to Google and found two sites that are quite handy.

The first, Is Twitter Down?, is a site dedicated to a yes / no response to the obvious question. is more useful, in that it supports any website and allows you to ascertain whether the block is local or international in nature.

Twitter Down 1

Twitter Down 2

BTW, Twitter is more down than up as I type this in and is apparently recovering from a DoS attack. And users in the US also report that Facebook is sluggish.

In goes down – A chink in the “cloud” and how to plan for it I look at contingency planning for Web 2.0 outages such as this.

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