Ever since I mis-titled Terry Chay’s talk, I’ve been thinking of putting together a presentation called The Internet is an Orgy. Just like a real orgy, it can be a lot of fun but it just takes one person to screw everyone.
That point has been getting proven today. Amazon’s S3 service is experiencing it’s second outage of the year. According to Amazon’s status site, they’re been down for roughly 6 hours right now. Sites like SmugMug are completely down as they rely 100% on S3 to serve photos from. Avatars on Twitter are broken because Twitter uses S3 to offload that content.