It's The End Of The Year As We Know It...And The Net's Been Down

Let's face it: If the internet is a series of tubes, well, sometimes the tubes get clogged. When that happens, sites go down, and edgy users get out their torches and pitchforks.

As the year comes to a close, the guys over at Pingdom — while on a break from relentlessly monitoring the web's uptime — have put together a listing of the web's biggest blowouts of 2007. Among our favorites: the Microsoft-spawned Super Skype Shutdown; the recurring Blogger Breakdowns, especially Google's spamdown of their own Official Google Blog; and the Truck+ Transformer Takes Out Rackspace Rundown.

In the end, one is left to wonder: Why can't this stuff ever happen to the stuff we'd like to see die?

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