Why the internet was so screwed up today

Feb 28, 2017 - Mashable

Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3, the cloud computing service that backs many major sites and services, including Netflix, Airbnb, Giphy and 148,213 other sites, suffered a disruption on Tuesday, bringing large parts of the internet to a grinding halt. 

Many of Mashable's AWS-backed systems, including Slack, Trello and our internal CMS slowed or became unresponsive shortly after 1 p.m. ET, confirming the disruption. 

While the cause of the outage still hasn't been confirmed, Amazon ack...