LinkedIn Service Disrupted for Some Users Wednesday





Yes, it’s true – the LinkedIn site is down. LinkedIn, the networking site for professionals, is down right now for an indeterminate number of users.

My own attempts to access the site have yielded either a page that does not completely load or a white screen.

At around 11AM EST. LinkedIn’s Help account on Twitter  indicated the site’s team was aware of the problems and working to correct it.

No further explanation has been offered thus far.

Meanwhile, others on Twitter shared commentary on what the site has come to mean to the global business community.

The crowd-powered service monitoring site Down Right Now also indicated a “likely service disruption” this morning, but so far the extent or how many users might be affected is unknown.

We’ll update the story as it develops.

UPDATE 1:10PM EST

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. LinkedIn Help posted that the team was starting to see improvements in the system shortly after 12:30PM EST.

A few minutes ago, I was able to get on the site and post something to a connection. However the Down Right Now site continues to show disruption status.

We’re still following this.

Frustrated Photo via Shutterstock UPDATE 2:42PM EST

Crowd-powered service monitoring site Down Right Now reports LinkedIn is back up.

However, LinkedIn Help on Twitter continues to have some complaints.

 

 

Though the LinkedIn team indicates the site is primarily back, some users may need to dump cookies or re-install their LinkedIn app if they are still having trouble with access.

We’ll keep monitoring for more reports and perhaps update again when LinkedIn issues an explanation or if there are other developments.

UPDATE 11:16PM EST

We’ve been waiting to see whether LinkedIn provides a bit more on what caused today’s outage.

As of a little after 6 PM EST LinkedIn issued a tweet on its LinkedIn Help account indicating service had been restored for most.

 

No word yet on what caused the outage or on how many users may have been affected. We’ll post any additional news in the future as it becomes available.

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Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends. A professional journalist with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business, he has another 10 years of experience in digital media for trade publications and news sites. Shawn has served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and eventually managing editor with responsibility for nine weekly newspapers, the Berks Mont Newspapers. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

7 Reactions

  1. I worked in G+ and Twitter more. No worries. LinkedIn has been relatively unscathed with tech issues. It’s technology. Get’s a hall pass from me, and bravo on keeping us informed.

  2. Aira Bongco

    Oh so I am not the only one. I am seeing that it sometimes get through and other times, it doesn’t. I am not as bothered as I only use LinkedIn for social sharing. I focus more on other social media platforms.

  3. I experienced it. And with a couple LinkedIn advertising clients it was a very big deal.

  4. I have a LinkedIn account but tend not to use it that much, so was none the wiser about the site being down; first I’ve heard of it. Out of curiosity, I went to check if it’s up for me, and it is. Maybe it’s all been fixed by now.

  5. Ivan Widjaya

    Yes, I can’t access LinkedIn for the whole day; and it’s kinda bug me ๐Ÿ™‚

    I spend more time on LinkedIn than on Facebook, and the inability to network slows thing down for me. I’m happy it’s sorted quickly.

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