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Microsoft was found floundering at the bottom of the list in a study of which social networking websites experienced the most downtime in the space of a month. Internet monitoring firm Pingdom tested the availability of the 12 largest social networking sites on the internet including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! 360, LiveJournal …


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  1. Rich Silver badge


    This is pure speculation and I have no proof one way or the other but let me guess...

    - The MS sites are running on some version of that Mickey Mouse OS called "Windows"

    - All the rest (Yahoo, Facebook, etc) are running on Linux or BSD or Solaris.

    Just a wild shot-in-the-dark!

  2. Jude Bradley
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    Yes of course! confirmed your suspicions!


  3. Player_16


    Better checkout MySpace. I'm getting 'Microsoft-IIS on Windows Server 2003' ...but they do seem to have a lot of never ending issues.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    internet activity"?

    You guys SO rule!

  5. Hedley Phillips

    Fantastic advert for

    the reliable and professional Windows Server.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    Facebook < 3 hours downtime?

    Which Facebook are they logging into?

    Not the one that reguarily comes up with

    "Please try again in a few hours message"?


    Not to mention any 'add on' apps which continously come up with

    "An error has occured, the makers of facebook and app 9009 are

    trying to reduce the occurances of this.."


    (Sad Avid Facebook User)

  7. Brian SwanSword

    Online Social Networking?

    If I had time to socially network online I'd be the human equivalent of mold. What do these people do with their lives? It's pathetic! Seriously, I've looked at myspace, and the level of personality I found was pagan savage, drunken slut, biker babe; and the obligatory 10 million average women, with average looks, average intelligence, and average profiles, who will either marry average men, and have average children; or become porno models.

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