Amazon cloud crash takes out everyone but Gaddafi

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Slowly but surely, theories are emerging about why the Amazon cloud crashed. CNN Money cites Amazon’s weird explanation that an unnamed “networking event” created a domino effect that filled up the servers and caused them to go haywire. Unless the event was Amazon’s IT team getting blazed, how this managed to take down an entire cloud empire is unclear.

In the meantime, the list of web services that were affected by the Amazon cloud crash keeps growing. Here’s a sampling of just a few of the sites that crashed or had major problems:

Foursquare

Reddit

Cydia

Discovr

Scvngr

Quora

Hootsuite

Wildfire

Livefyre

CampgroundManager.com

Totango

ESchedule

ZeHosting

Recorded Future

PercentMobile

ELog.com

ECairn

PeekYou

PawPrint.net

1BOG

About.me

Evite

DietPicture

ScrumNinja

You Can Make This

Street Fire

Tapzilla

Someecards

Amazon said most of the sites affected by the Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) issues would be back up today, but the Twittersphere seems to think otherwise. If you know of other sites that belong on this list, add them in the comments below.

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