16 October 2009

The heat death of the Internet

A couple of days ago I commented on entropy on the Internet, and things are getting worse. Amatomu is still broken. Technorati returns "Page not found". I'm thinking of removing their widgets/links from my blog, since they no longer serve any purpose.

And last weekend my ISP, Telkom, announced that there would be service interruptions over the weekend so that they could improve their service, and the service interruptions have continued ever since. The service seems to work for 30 seconds, and then to be off for two minutes, in a continuing cycle. Two out of three web pages I click on return the following message:

Network Timeout

The operation timed out when attempting to contact groups.yahoo.com.

The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply.

Is it just me, or are any other Telkom subscribers experiencing similar problems?


James Higham said...

I've noticed similar with Technorati.

Grappies said...

This is not a new thing for Amatomu - to not work like (I think) it should. I have removed the link for a while and watched my ranking fall...and then anabled it again to see it climb ;)

It also seems to slow down the loading time of the site - Placing the code in the footer helped.

Perhaps you should look at afrigator.com - never had a problem with them.

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