Is Google the most reliable Internet source?

The US Google website was down for just 31 minutes over the course of a year. Can we say the same for your site?

As Erick Schonfeld reported today on TechCrunch, a new study has come out that shows how reliable Google really is. Amazingly, Google was down just three minutes in Brazil between September 1, 2006 and September 1, 2007, while the United States version was down just thirty-one minutes. Wow.

And if you consider the amount of traffic to Google each day and the total number of queries the site receives per minute, it's truly amazing what Google has been able to accomplish.

Google -- I applaud you for doing what you do and I ask that you continue to do it. In a word, your service is fantastic.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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