What you need to know
- Half of the internet isn't working as of right now.
- Sites like Reddit, Amazon, Twitch, eBay, and more are all unavailable.
Updated June 8, 2021: Fastly's status page now states "The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented." Service is now being restored to most websites, but it might take a while for everything to come back online. Hang tight!
It isn't just you! Great big chunks of the internet are currently offline including the likes of Reddit, Amazon, Twitch, eBay, and more. Even Google's suffering.
A check of Down Detector shows some huge names are now experiencing some sort of outage.
As you might imagine, the people of the internet are now doing their best to entertain themselves while the internet apocalypse unfolds.
The internet is down but I'm still here, so 👋🏻
Also, dub dub dub dot imore dot com is good to go. Go read #wwdc21 stuff!https://t.co/El1BS94QSnThe internet is down but I'm still here, so 👋🏻
Also, dub dub dub dot imore dot com is good to go. Go read #wwdc21 stuff!https://t.co/El1BS94QSn— Oliver Haslam (@OliverJHaslam) June 8, 2021June 8, 2021
Sites confirmed to be Having A Bad Day include Reddit, Twitch, CNN, Google, PayPal, Spotify, PayPal, BT, Stack Overflow, and many more. Apple Music is still fine though!
It isn't yet 100% clear what's going on, but there is some suggestion that CDN outfit Fastly is suffering its own outage, taking half of the web with it. But more importantly, when it will all end so we can go back to browsing Reddit!?
Fastly, the CDN provider, is having a massive outage, resulting in Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit, The Guardian, and the FT returning 503 errors.https://t.co/parKGKwrSUFastly, the CDN provider, is having a massive outage, resulting in Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit, The Guardian, and the FT returning 503 errors.https://t.co/parKGKwrSU— Matt 'TK' Taylor (@MattieTK) June 8, 2021June 8, 2021
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.