imageDespondency:  “a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage.”

Or, today, a state of low spirited caused by the loss of connectivity for a digitally connected world…

If you have had problems getting into a lot of websites today, don’t feel alone.

Something I’ve worried about ever since I wrote “Broken Web  The Coming Collapse of the Internet” (Amazon) may be breaking out – and we’ll have more in our Peoplenomics update tomorrow.

For now, here’s what’s going on at our server farm:

Hi George:
We have an announcement within your client area regarding the massive DDOS attack we are being hit with. We will update that announcement periodically. Our datacenter is trying to mitigate the problem at the moment. You are going to see network connectivity going up and down while we mitigate this and then see how we can plan on avoiding this in the future.

But it’s not just UrbanSurvival and Peoplenomics that is under attack.

You saw where the head of the Office of Personnel Management dxat proiject stepped down this morning?  Hacks be rampant, heads be rolling.

Go load up http://www.norse-corp.com/ (it will take a minute) but you can see the state of the cyber-war on a near real-time (NRT) basis.

More tomorrow in Peoplenomics…depending on our the DDOS attack is doing…

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