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Skype outage affecting users around the globe (Twitter Too!)

No, it’s not you, and your machine is not malfunctioning.. Skype is.

Skype outage affecting users around the globe

Skype wrote in an e-mail to CNET this morning that it’s “assessing the matter now and its extent. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our users.”

We will share details as we hear more.”

[update: Twitter went down too! Skype Downtime Complaints Bring The Fail Whale to Twitter [Update: Fixed!]First Skype, Now Twitter Goes Down]

Related: Skype Outage Lesson: Don’t Rely On Consumer Services For Business Functions (EBAY)

December 22, 2010 - Posted by | computers, Internet, News, tech, VoIP | ,


  1. Thanks for this Paul. don’t know for sue if this is the reason: I was afraid that would happen because all the AIRLINES/PASSENGERS, those stranded at airports are using SKYPE for contacting families and trying to rebook.
    It could be a while..



    Comment by Gaia | December 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      from what I have read, Skype says this is a problem with their “super nodes” and they should get people back online shortly.

      For me, I have been waiting hours and hours and hours.. and peer-to-peer software (like Skype is) should not have issues like what they are claiming, so… who knows what’s really going on.
      On the plus side, Skype has not had an “outage” in years.


      Comment by techpaul | December 22, 2010 | Reply

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