Skype Outage 2010: Still Down for You?

In case you didn’t know, millions of Skype users have been left frustrated this evening, as the social networking service suffered a global outage, leaving it’s users unable to sign into the software.

Despite reports that the outage had been fixed up and things were starting to return to normal, we can still confirm that our Skype is still down – leading us to believe that engineers may be restoring access to a handful of users at a time.

According to this report from VentureBeat, Skype has said that the outage was caused by Skype’s supernodes, which function as phone directories for Skype. Apparently a collection of these supernodes went MIA, sending the whole service into downtime.

Skype has said that the service is ‘gradually returning to normal’, but their message on Twitter was 5 hours ago, and the problem still persists – for us at least. Let us know your thoughts on this.

Are you still having connection problems with Skype? Do you think that there should be some sort of contingency plan by Skype, for when outages of this scale occur? How has the outage affected you in your internet calling activities today?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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