back to article Still reeling from the Great Facebook Blackout of 2021? Turns out Zuck is not the worst offender

UK-based price comparision and broadband swapping service Uswitch has totted up the figures and come up with a surprising candidate for most outage incidents in 2021. Outages are a tricky thing to quantify, and the metric used by Uswitch was a simple count of the most visited websites against a total number of incidents …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "consumers are not so fortunate"

    Yeah, but they're not the customers, they're just the cows users, so it's all good.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: "consumers are not so fortunate"

      Yeah but, if there's no one to see an advert, does it really exist? (and get paid for?)

  2. T. F. M. Reader Silver badge

    Better metric?

    I understand they do what they can without duration data, but a better metric, IMHO, would be something like the product of outage count, duration, and average daily/monthly/whatever unique users to address the impact. Maybe throw the average time a user spends on the website into the mix, too.

    FB may still win the context...

  3. czechitout

    It's hard to know when Reddit is broken, because it isn't entirely clear what "working" looks like.

    OK, the search more often that not doesn't return anything sensible, the homepage often fails to load and I routinely get logged out but who knows if these are quirky features or not. There persistence suggests that no one at Reddit is even remotely trying to fix them.

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