Reddit Suffers Another Global Outage for the Second Day in a Row
The popular forum website Reddit suffered another global outage on Thursday, 7 October, with users from Australia, Canada, U.S., and the U.K. all reporting connectivity issues.
According to Newsweek, the disruption of the website was confirmed by Down Detector, an online platform that checks the status of websites and services in real-time. There was a spike in reports of Reddit being down at around 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday.
Reddit Status, a dedicated Twitter account monitoring the status of the site, also tweeted at around midnight that users were seeing "intermittent failures". It added that Reddit was investigating the issue. The outage reportedly affected Reddit.com on desktop and mobile browsers as well as native mobile apps.
Reddit users were expectedly unhappy by the outage, especially since the site was also down at almost the same time yesterday.
The outage comes on the heels of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp similarly going offline earlier this week. Facebook later blamed "faulty configuration changes" for the nearly six-hour global outage.
Reddit even took to Twitter to poke fun at the Facebook outage, posting a video of a cute baby monkey with the caption: "If you have some, ahem, free time, might we suggest the front page of Reddit?"
The account also replied to a Twitter user complaining about the Facebook outage, saying: "Rumour has it Reddit's a great place to kill time while you wait."
But after it was also hit by an outage, the verified Reddit Twitter account simply retweeted a tweet from Reddit Status which reads: "Happens to us all".
Written by Kyle Chua