Tumblr’s recent outage is a good reminder why Facebook has an edge over other sites. Facebook never goes down, nor Google, nor The New York Times. All company’s have eventually suffer from hacking or errors regardless of size, but never rarely having down time gives the impression that they are too important to fail. This weekend Tumblr lost its chance to join those ranks.
Update: @getradified reminds me facebook went down a couple months ago. Neither this, nor google’s issues about a year were as serious, but it’s worth mentioning.