Grey lady goes dark, Twitter goes snark

Aug 14, 2013 at 2:14 AM ET

The New York Times website went down Wednesday, eerily on the 10th anniversary of the worst blackout in U.S. history, sometime after 10 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m.

“New York Times website is experiencing technical difficulties. We expect to be back up shortly,” the paper announced on its Twitter feed (@nytimes). Fox Business falsely  reported that it was a cyber attack. (They wish.) But Times employee Daniel Slotnik refuted that claim.

During the blackout, lonely and confused news junkies everywhere filled the void by tweeting snarkily about the site’s crash.

and Vocativ’s own Ryan J. Davis