MySpace scared the hell out of users today by displaying a message that a given user's account way deleted. This was first reported by Drew Olanoff on his blog. Drew is one of the hosts from the Best Damn Tech Show, Period. One of my favorite podcasts/videocasts.
This also made the front page of Digg.
Updates from MySpace claim they weren't really deleted user accounts despite what the error message was, they were only moving servers around. What they hell are those guys doing? We had a power outage? We spilled coffee in our data center. Tom forgot to pay the electric bill. Are you kidding me?
They have 96m users (even though 50% of those are spammers, child molesters, etc.), but don't have data center redundancy? They don't know how to do data replication so maintenance tasks don't result in the service not being available. What a joke.