Is a Site Down?
July 28, 2012
I created a screencast video on July 21. I used Screenr. It allows you to create a screencast of up to five minutes at no cost. Address: www.screenr.com.
I embedded it into an article I wrote. No problem. It worked fine.
On Monday morning, July 23, my site's software automatically posted the article. The embedded video was dead. It linked to a page with a message: "this link is not responding." I went to the Screenr site. It took me to the same page: the site is not responding. That was at 7 a.m.
Was it really down? I went to this address:
I searched for Screenr. The site told me that Screenr was up, but that I could not access it.
One of my subscribers had also not been able to access the video. He had alerted me.
So, I contacted other people. I asked if they could access the Screenr site.
Guess what? Some could. Some couldn't.
At 10 a.m., it came back up.
I learned a major lesson. If a screencast-creation site lets you post your screencast video on its site, don't do it. Post it on YouTube. The likelihood of a YouTube going down is remote.
You can see the 3-minute video here: