As others have quipped, if you're a celebrity, now is the time to do something stupid. Hurricane Sandy has achieved what Anonymous could not: the ultimate pop culture publishing blackout trifecta. . From tweets by those affected, looks like the culprit was a Sandy-caused power outage in Lower Manhattan, where Buzzfeed, HuffPo, and the Gawker network of sites all have data centers.
Backup power is on the way. Kids, the internet isn't dead, this is just what it looked like in 2003! For a brief moment, Boing Boing is the only place to dick around online.
We'll be back soon! There was a data center battery failure after the power went down in Lower Manhattan. Generators powering up. #sandy
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) October 29, 2012
#ConEd has begun shutting off electrical service to part of Lower Manhattan - to protect equipment & allow for quicker restoration after...
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) October 29, 2012
Our site is down. Problems with NY-area servers due to Sandy. Be back ASAP.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 29, 2012
— Livestream (@Livestream) October 29, 2012
#sandy has fucked us too, but only because our data center is ran by monkeys who spent all the money for emergency batteries in bananas.
— Jesus Diaz (@jesusdiaz) October 29, 2012
Daily Kos servers being powered by generators.
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) October 29, 2012