Heartache: Hurricane Sandy Knocks out HuffPost, BuzzFeed and Gawker

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Obama campaign hardest hit. What will the Democrats do without their shameless propaganda outlets?

 A number of popular websites went down late Monday after Superstorm Sandy took out a major Internet service provider.

The Huffington Post, Gawker and many other sites were unreachable afterDatagram, a New York-based provider of corporate Internet connections and servers, said it was battling flooding in its offices. The floods caused Datagram’s fiber network to lose power, and the company said its backup generators were rendered useless because the diesel fuel pumps used to refuel generators were offline.

Datagram is located on 33 Whitehall Street in Battery Park — a large area of reclaimed land at the southern tip of Manhattan that was in an evacuation zone. It was among the worst-hit areas in the city.

BuzzFeed, another Datagram customer, was able to get its site back up online Tuesday morning, helped by content delivery networkAkamai, which hosts the site’s content. But BuzzFeed couldn’t update its website, and directed readers to its Tumblr page.

Via Joe.


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