Joined: 18 Apr 2003
Location: Boston MA
|Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:01 pm
|So there was a countdown page to a big announcement, it started 13 days ago, it changed over time and gave clues.
The time was set for 4:00pm eastern time. Over 400 forum pages of speculation and forum members hyped to the max.
The info was going to be a live video stream event from here
I think it was originating from Newtek headquarters.
1 hour before, the forums started getting really slow.
10 minutes before the forums took a minute to load a page.
5 minutes before they crashed. Something happened inside Newtek that didint allow them to send the signal to ustream.
A guy I know called Newtek and confirmed the problem in their office.
So all the hype ends in a crash and about 1000 users that were waiting for the stream to start.