Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Skype crash!!!

Skype appears to be down, or at least for a whole lot of users throughout Europe who are tweeting in a ton of languages about their inability to connect. Many blame Microsoft, and even founder Bill Gates for the downtime, which is sort of strange because the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Skype hasn’t even closed yet.

Anyway, let’s pray that this isn’t a repeat of the Great Skype Outage of December 2010, when the apocalypse appeared nigher than ever.

Funnily enough, a bug in the Microsoft Windows client was to blame for that one.

If you’re affected by the downtime, you’d be well advised to monitor Skype Heartbeat (although it claims things are all working normal at the time of publication) and @Skype.