So far Netflix, Steam and IMDB have not updated users about what caused today’s downtime but the creators of YikYak did tell its users that it was due to an issue with Amazon AWS
Hey yakkers! The current issues with Yik Yak appear to be related to an Amazon AWS issue. Our Yaks are working to get things fixed!
— Yik Yak (@YikYakApp) September 20, 2015
Update: Others have reported that the downtime is due to an outage at Amazon Web Services us-east-1 servers
Amazon has identified and is actively working on the root cause of the AWS outages in us-east-1 (DynamoDB) pic.twitter.com/VHVNHxksUN
— Eric Hammond (@esh) September 20, 2015
Earlier today thousands of users from around the globe took to twitter to report that their favorite apps and websites sites had gone offline
Nest mobile app service is down. Wink Hub is also currently hosed. Internet of things, not ready for primetime.
— ckarath (@ckarath) September 20, 2015
YikYak is down, I'm going to accomplish stuff now.
— Lance Silverman (@LanceSilverman) September 20, 2015
That sad realization when you're panicking about yikyak being down… 😂😂😂
— ♡Karry♡ (@DatGurlCurry) September 20, 2015
Looks like someone at #AWS unplugged the magic Denon cable…
— Simon Collinson (@Simon_Collinson) September 20, 2015
Amazon & most websites hosted by the Amazon "Cloud" (AWS) such as http://t.co/bvPiFX6m24 are down this morning. Always keep a local backup!
— Brian Klier (@klier) September 20, 2015
@Steam_Support tried to login but steam said my connection is not working but it's working just fine
— Dustin (@AyeDustin_) September 20, 2015
Is Netflix down for anyone else or is it just me 😭
— BridgeyB (@bridgeyrozz) September 20, 2015
so netflix is down what am i supposed to do all day
— leah ;* (@lenadefeciani) September 20, 2015
— Simon Clifford (@simonaclifford) September 20, 2015