10 Worst Web glitches of 2008 (so far) | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone - CNET: "We have been reminded several times lately that Web 2.0 is in no way a synonym for 'reliable.' Major services have crashed. Big product launches have fizzled. Users have raised their collective fists in the air. What's going on? Is the Web crumbling? Well, no, it's not. But users' expectations are rising, and Web companies often get themselves into trouble by promising far more than they can deliver."
Interesting little article... good reminder to use web 2.0 services with a dollop of care and thought about how to cope with outages etc... but... kind of mountain out of molehill stuff, isn't it? Even the most 'reliable' in-house systems go down and those are the ones that are fully under control (having worked in IT I use that term extremely lightly!)... and... you know what... the world carries on after people have had a grouse about it all.
Still, worth a tootle through just so as next time someone's moaning about a lack of reliability, you can join in a nod in the right places. :o)