New services monitored by downrightnow: LinkedIn, YouTube, and more

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve turned on monitoring for several more services: LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, PayPal, Tumblr, Skype, and Netflix. We have divided our expanded line-up into two tiers to make it easier to get alerts for the services that most interest you. Followers of @downrightnow on Twitter and fans of our Facebook Page will now receive alerts only for top-tier services; for other services, just follow our new secondary Twitter account, @downrightnowtoo.

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Get downrightnow status alerts in your Facebook News Feed

In addition to our web site, Twitter account and RSS feed, there’s a new way to stay updated on service outages: the downrightnow Facebook Page.  Just click the Facebook “Like” button below and you’ll get notifications about service disruptions right in your News Feed.

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Facebook, Blogger Improve Outage Communication

Here at downrightnow, we’re frequently among the first to notice when a popular web service hits turbulence.  We also pay close attention to how quickly companies respond and what they have to say.  With web-based email and social networking becoming ubiquitous and indispensable, users clamor for quick acknowledgement and detailed information whenever a web site suffers an outage.  The past week has seen improvements from both Facebook and Blogger in how they communicate during and after service disruptions, and their efforts are worthy of praise.

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Welcome to downrightnow!

Welcome!  downrightnow is a new service that monitors the status of popular web sites to let you know when there’s a service disruption.  If you’ve ever been frustrated by an error message or other issue when checking email, managing a blog, or using a social network and you didn’t know where to turn, downrightnow is for you.

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We’ll tell you if other users have also been reporting service trouble so you’ll know if there’s a widespread problem.  We automatically track official company announcements and provide links to the best information about service changes so you can follow the latest updates.  And we make it easy to stay informed about service issues through our web site, RSS feeds and Twitter updates.

Report an Issue interfaceToday, downrightnow tracks a handful of the most widely used blog, email and social networking services: Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Facebook, Ning, and Twitter.  We’ll be looking to expand our roster of services in the future and we welcome your suggestions.

Please explore the web site and read our FAQ to learn more about how downrightnow works.  And most importantly, don’t forget to stop by and submit a report when you notice a service issue!  We’ve also made it easy to report outages on Twitter.

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downrightnow monitors the status of your favorite web services, combining user reports and official announcements to tell you when there's service trouble.

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