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LinkedIn Down Archive
The big chatter this morning around business networking service LinkedIn is that they will go public in 2011. Reuters has a full recap of their conversation with three sources that suggest the IPO will arrive this year.
Unfortunately LinkedIn has been displaying the following error message for the last 30+ minutes, “Page Not Found — The page you requested is no longer available, or cannot be found.” This is the popular 404 error code (and it’s also the area code for Atlanta!). Some of the pages do appear to work although more and more I am finding the 404 error on page refreshes.
Update: something makes me think a small percentage of their servers are having some issues. I find on some loads everything works great, others I get errors including a Fatal Error when accessing their help site.
Update: 1:45pm Eastern – we are back in action – go friend people and share all the same stuff you share on Twitter!
My profile still appears to load correctly but clicking to LinkedIn provides the 404 error message.
LinkedIn is typically a rock-solid service so I am not sure if the downtime is related to traffic from the IPO discussions or if there are other technical issues going on as well. I have emailed LinkedIn and will update this post if I hear back regarding why the service is providing a 404 not found error message.
Please report in if LinkedIn is broken where you are location – include your location if you provide a comment.
Business networking service LinkedIn is currently down while the team finalizes the upgrades to their new data center in Los Angeles. LinkedIn’s Stefan Apitz has posted about the maintenance window regarding the data center upgrades on the LinkedIn blog. Chicago tech blogger Alex Wilhelm posted earlier today about the data center upgrade.
Based on search results on Twitter and unlike outages with microblog service Tumblr, LinkedIn users appear to be calm regarding the downtime.
From their blog post regarding the maintenance period, “Today LinkedIn will be offline for approximately 6 hours, starting 5PM Pacific, to help accommodate the cutover, synchronization and testing. We’ve chosen the lowest traffic day on a weekend, so this will impact the least number of users. We do understand how essential LinkedIn is to many of our users, and for those of you working over the weekend, we apologize in advance for the inconvenience this causes.”
Interestingly, I found out about the data center upgrades by clicking on an ad on Facebook. The ad includes an image (displayed below) and the following text, “Hire Me for Marketing! I am smart, funny and motivated to do a great job! I have 7+ years of marketing communications experience. Click for my LinkedIn.” I clicked and got the downtime message – I never saw her profile but I did, sadly, cost her a click!
Social business networking service LinkedIn appears to be down. We have received several reports from around the world with users that can’t access their profiles or the site in general. When I load LinkedIn, half of the time I get nothing and the other half I get the following error message:
Sorry, we were unable to display this page.
We are working hard to restore service as quickly as possible. Please wait a few moments and try hitting the reload button. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please remain calm during this brief outage – use the time to update Facebook, Twitter, mow the grass, wash the car, etc.
While we wait for the service to resume, check out our LinkedIn Guide.
Please report in if LinkedIn is down where you are located.
Update 4:38pm Eastern – It appears LinkedIn is back up and running – feel free to update that resume or post your twitter-style updates once again.