Maybe what’s in his leaked keynote address, or not. That will be known imminently.
I thought I’d take a look at the Macworld website to see what’s happening there – and got this screen:
Whoops! ‘Too many connections’ to the database, it says. Can’t handle the volume.
I wrote yesterday about CoverItLive, a new live blogging service that would be a terrific tool for live coverage of an event like Macworld.
Yet CoverItLive has crashed, too:
Looks like everywhere is having trouble.
Engadget was my next port of call, but I see this:
Note the text at bottom left of the screenshot.
Finally, a working site – Duncan Riley live blogging at TechCrunch:
Methinks many people caught on the hop.
[Later] What some of the sites had to say:
- Twitter blog: Twitter is currently experiencing some slowness related to the massive number of updates around Steve Job’s keynote at MacWorld. We’re working on it and will keep you updated!
- Engadget: Today, unfortunately, we did see some issues — we’re hosted by AOL, which obviously has more bandwidth than God, and yet still two data centers went out. Of course, there are far more data centers hosting us than just two, so a lot of readers saw no issues whatsoever. We are already in the midst of a post-mortem, but it’s pretty clear you all must really love what we’ve got going on here, because this was easily our most trafficked live coverage to date.
- CrunchGear: On behalf of the CG crew, we apologize for the mix-ups during the keynote. Keynotes are hard to cover and we experienced a perfect storm of site failures, database errors, and “No, you can’t stream live audio” directly from folks at Apple, all in the matter of two minutes.