Real Cases MySpace outage blamed on L.A. power loss Jul 27 2006 03:45PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer
Monday, July 24, 2006 05:41 pm GMT

NEW YORK (AP) -- The popular social-networking site suffered a
pair of extended outages over the weekend because of power problems at a key
data center in the Los Angeles area, the company said Monday.

In a message to MySpace users, company co-founder and President Tom Anderson
said MySpace "has been screwy" since Saturday because of failures in both
the main power supply and the backup generators. Visitors to the site were
given an opportunity to play Pac-Man while waiting for the restoration of
their personal profile pages.

The company blamed a heat wave that has gripped California in recent days,
increasing electricity demand and leaving tens of thousands of customers in
Southern California without power.

Daniel Jimenez

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