Several sites and services hosted on Amazon's network are getting dinged by an outage today, including Reddit, Flipboard, Pitchfork, and Minecraft. Other affected services include Skitch, Coursera, Github, and Airbnb, though other major AWS-based sites like Netflix and Instagram seem to be operating normally. It's the second bad day for Amazon and its clients since June, when Amazon's EC2 network brought down services like Netflix and Instagram in wide parts of the country. Amazon's service health dashboard shows problems in the company's Northern Virginia facilities — the same problem area in the last outage.
Tech update: server troubles related to an Amazon outage are causing temporary issues with Search on Pitchfork— Pitchfork (@pitchforkmedia) October 22, 2012
The site is down right now.It appears to be a network-related issue. We are investigating.— reddit status (@redditstatus) October 22, 2012