The New York Times' website and mobile apps have been down for a few hours and counting as of now, and no one knows why. Just a bug, perhaps?
When trying to access the site through Google Chrome, users are met with this screen:
The NY Times Lede Blog tweeted this pretty obvious tweet confirming the technical problems:
One employee tweeted about having difficulties getting emails:
Interesting. In addition to NYT website being down, it appears I cannot receive work account emails; I can, however, successfully send them.— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) August 14, 2013
Considering the apps are down as well means that this could be a bigger problem than just a buggy server or the like. Downtime like this is a rare occasion for a site with so much traffic. Check back to our Twitter @Complex_Tech for more updates.