Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Amazon gives Foreign Policy lemons, FP makes Twitter lemonade

Amazon Web Services caused several popular Web sites to crash this morning.

HootSuite, a social media aggregator, was among them, causing our resident social media gurus problems. And good luck if you were trying to be a mayor of Foursquare or ask pressing questions on Quora; those sites crashed too.

Our sister publication, Foreign Policy, whose Web site also went down, took matters into its own hands:

By Sam Sanders and  |  02:08 PM ET, 04/21/2011

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