Digg, Slashdot, Netscape fight for 100% uptime
This three-week uptime survey of 11 social bookmarking sites shows 100% uptime for Digg, Fark, Slashdot and Netscape. Other sites are less fortunate.
Digg and Del.icio.us are at the forefront of social media and web 2.0, but they are far from alone. They have plenty of competing services, and these social bookmarking sites are getting a lot of traffic. So much traffic, in fact, that some of them seem to be having website problems.
Downtime of 11 popular social bookmarking sites
This is the total downtime since May 3 for each of the 11 websites in the survey.
Website Downtime Digg.com 0m Fark.com 0m Reddit.com 1h 28m Netscape.com 0m Slashdot.org 0m StumbleUpon.com 33m Del.icio.us 5m Blinklist.com 20h 11m Newsvine.com 2h 6m Furl.net 4h 28m Meneame.net 24m
As you can see, Digg, Fark, Netscape and Slashdot have all had perfect uptime records so far, and Del.icio.us isn’t far behind with just 5 minutes of downtime.
Blinklist, on the other hand, has had more than 20 hours of website downtime in just these three weeks. The longest individual downtime for the Blinklist website was 4 hours and 46 minutes.
One possible explanation to all this downtime could be that Blinklist is having scaling issues (a.k.a. growing pains). Sometimes there is a back side to being popular.
About the survey
The website monitoring was performed by Pingdom – The Uptime Company.