2011/05/14

Google's Blogger recovering from outage

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 (AFP) - Google's Blogger was recovering on Friday from an outage that knocked the popular service offline.

A Google spokesman said at 12:30 pm (1630 GMT) that users had been unable to publish on Blogger for the past 19 hours.

"Recovery is underway and we expect things to be back to normal soon," the Google spokesman told AFP in an email. "We're very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing."

The spokesman said Google would provide a more detailed explanation soon for the disruption.
Visitors who attempted to access the site at blogger.com were met with the message: "Blogger is unavailable right now. We apologize for this interruption in service."

Blogger is one of the world's most popular blogging platforms and has millions of active blogs.
Google was providing updates on Blogger's status at its official Twitter account, @Blogger, and on its status page at status.blogger.com.