Just when you thought heat was the only weather problem…
If you lost service to Pinterest, Netflix or Instagram over the weekend, you can blame a big thunderstorm that hit the Washington, D.C., area Friday night, according to media reports.
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The three companies suffered major interruptions to their Web services after the huge storm knocked the power from an Amazon data center that the sites rely on. And in true emergency fashion, the companies took to social networks to explain to users what was causing the outage.
The problems reportedly lasted six hours, the Los Angeles Times reported. All three services were working by Saturday afternoon.
Pinterest, a hot social network that has 2.1 million Facebook followers, “is back after a server outage related to storms on the east coast,”