Many major website were down over the weekend because of a storm and an extra leap second.
A large lighting storm in America saw some large websites such as Netflix and Instagram, then when webiste were recovering from that an extra leap second added to the worlds atomic clocks saw many websites, such as Reddit and Foursquare, go down again.
The extra second was added on On 30 June, at 23:59:60 (00:59:60 BST), to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) because of irregularities in the Earth’s rotation. The slight change meant several high-profile sites which rely heavily on synchronised operations were disrupted.
Computer expert Prof Alan Woodward said “Across the global internet, a lot can happen in that second.”