SiteMeter is a popular web statistics tool, used by lots of bloggers, including the ones in Nick Denton’s Gawker network. I’ve used it myself in the past, but found that other solutions were more useful. Still, it has a lot of followers, so the recent downtime on S24, S45 and S48 numbered accounts is probably a big deal. SiteMeter hasn’t been able to restore the lost statistics during the downtime, which is said to be caused by an “extended power outage”. Obviously their power backup systems weren’t up to speed.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.