Since February 8, the Joost website has had outages almost on a daily basis. Some short, some up to an hour long. With a full week left of February, the website has already been unavailable for a total of five hours and ten minutes this month.
This can be contrasted with January, when they had a total of one hour and forty minutes of downtime, most of which was on one occasion (January 5, for those interested). We have looked back six months into the past, and a streak of outages like this is unprecedented.
Here is what the downtime for the Joost website looks like so far in February:
|Total so far in February:||5h 10m|
Note that this table only includes data until February 21.
For those who don’t know, Joost is an ad-sponsored, partially P2P-based internet TV broadcast service started by the founders of Kazaa and Skype. Although still in beta they have gained a large following and the service has been covered extensively in the media and blogs.
Pingdom has monitored the website (www.joost.com) so we can’t comment on any service interruptions of their TV broadcasts (which are viewed through the Joost software), but the website outages can’t be good for them. They want to grow their user base, and this is done through the website.