February 01, 2008

Forget Twitter Issues... ReadBurner is Down!

Just yesterday, I suggested that ReadBurner was, by far, the most impressive product to debut on the Web so far in 2008. Of course, given that was in January, the change in the calendar to February 1 could also mean a change of luck. Around midnight last night, I was unable to check in on ReadBurner and see the most shared posts or those getting momentum - and was halfway through e-mailing the developer behind the site, when I figured he probably already knew about it.

Of course, he is aware of the issue, and provided an update this morning on the ReadBurner blog. (See: ReadBurner Down)
"I knew this would happen sooner or later: ReadBurner is down. My Amazon instance crashed. Argh…"
Never one to miss an opportunity to add features, Alexander says he may restart the service from scratch, eliminate double items once and for all, and build improved language filters. The expected time to restart is about three hours. Looking forward to its return.