Can't Access Instagram or Pinterest? Here's Why:

Can’t access Instagram or Pinterest? Can’t stream via Netflix?  You’re not the only one.

The severe storms that knocked out power to more than 1 million customers in the D.C. area Friday night also took out a major Amazon Compute Cloud in Northern Virginia, according to Forbes.

From’s Anthony Wing Kosner:

As of 11:21 PM EST Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia went down, due to severe thunder storms in the area. Amazon EC2 runs many major websites and services. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest have all been taken out of service during the outage.

Pinterest posted a message on Twitter at 2:05 a.m. alerting users that service was restored.

We’re back! Our team is continuing to work on some remaining issues that may impact performance. Thanks for your patience and happy pinning!

— Pinterest (@Pinterest) June 30, 2012


Hopefully Instagram is back up and running soon. We have pictures of our food and lazy pets to share!

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