(Update: NYTimes.com is chugging back to life, as of about 12:15 CDT. The original post is below.)
NYTimes.com is down, as of this writing. It’s the first widespread outage in recent memory.
The Grey Lady’s official Twitter handle says it’s an internal issue:
We believe the outage is the result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon. (2/3)
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013
That contradicts a Fox Business report:
— Matt Egan (@MattMEgan5) August 14, 2013
While we wait for it to return, here are a few more choice tweets on the matter:
BREAKING: @nytimes Receives Pulitzer For Coverage Of 'Http/1.1 Service Unavailable' Story
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 14, 2013
http://t.co/dwrqaPPd5v is down! Luckily we printed it out for you last night. $2
— Renda Morton (@rendamorton) August 14, 2013
WHO'S REACHED THEIR ARTICLE LIMIT NOW, http://t.co/aZZmjkCvlM????????
— Nick Greene (@NickGreene) August 14, 2013
Lesson from @nytimes outage: how important it is for news orgs to have strong presence on multiple platforms (Twitter, Tumblr, etc., etc.)
— Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) August 14, 2013