logo
Featured on 40:     HRL: Smith Vocational     Gas Tracker     40's Friends     Brittany vs. Pie     Weather Discussion    

Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are Using Social Media Heavily After Virginia Storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours.

Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Instagram engineers are working to restore service but no data was lost. The three websites are customers of Amazon Inc.’s web services division.

The storm killed six people and knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Amazon spokeswoman Kay Kinton told The Associated Press in an email that the storm cut power to some of company’s operations. Service has been restored for most customers, Kinton said.

Netflix, a video streaming service, tweeted that subscribers should reconnect if they still experienced problems.

The online scrapbook service Pinterest says employees are working on remaining issues that may affect performance.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus