SmugMug Takes A Breather
That means instead of floating birdies and a failed whale, we get pictures of an ice cream cone and caterpillar from Twitter, and the SmugMug logo watering old servers in vain.
Twitter Cools Off, Whale-Free
The Twitter Status blog doesn't indicate the reason for the database efforts, though it may be related to SMS delivery problems mentioned earlier in the day. Meanwhile, SmugMug's service blog doesn't mention any reason for the unexpected downtime, but image display on FriendFeed was completely broken.
As both services use Amazon S3, this could be signs of a wider outage, but that's just speculation at this point.
Meanwhile, Google is still up.