Introducing Down Detector
By Mark Dalton.
We have another great tool for you to add to your toolbox this week called Down Detector.
Down Detector is one of those simple but very useful tools that has one simple purpose in life.
Down Detector tells you the current status of a web site or service.
How it works
Simply navigate to the Down Detector website and select the site or service you are interested in. If you can't be bothered to scroll through them all just enter the name in the search field and hit enter.
Once you have located the site / service simply click it and you will see the current status of the site or service.
The site also gives you an overview of past problems as well as short cuts to complain about the issue and recent tweets from others experiencing problems.