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Power outage strikes Wikipedia

05 Jul 10

Earlier today a power outage in Wikimedia Foundation's Florida-based data centre took the popular online encyclopaedia offline for a number of hours.

Speaking via its fully functioning Twitter account, Wikimedia said, “Hi, everyone. We're aware that the site isn’t working as usual and we're figuring out the problem now. We'll let you know more soon!”

An hour later the problem had been found: “Thanks for being patient, everyone. We've figured out the problem: power outage in our Florida data centre. Slowly coming back online!”

As of 4pm New Zealand time today the website was back up and running.