Wikipedia Went Down: Twitter account explains outage

 

By Posted 5 Jul 2010, 14:52

Earlier today we heard reports suggesting that the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia was down, users said that they were receiving an error message reading “Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.” when navigating to the website.

At the time of this post Wikipedia seems to be working fine, however 13 hours ago this was not the case, in fact the official Wikipedia Twitter account tweeted “Hi, everyone. We’re aware that the site isnt working as usual and we’re figuring out the problem now. We’ll let you know more soon!”

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Two hours later they tweeted “Thanks for being patient, everyone. We’ve figured out the problem: power outage in our Florida data center. Slowly coming back online!”

Yesterday YouTube was hacked and there were also issues with the iTunes Store, therefore a lot of experts were worried that Wikipedia had been targeted, however this was not the case, it was just a power outage at their data centre.

Is Wikipedia working fine for you now? For me it is fine.

Source: Mashable