Living Social is barely hanging in there as it is but now they have to endure the reputation damage that their site outage is causing. This may be a blow that the struggling deals site cannot rebound from.
All Things D tells us:
The deals site and its mobile apps have been down since at least 2:45 pm ET on Tuesday. The site originally returned a message saying that it was down for “scheduled maintenance,” but the company later removed the word “scheduled” from the message.
Sources told AllThingsD yesterday that the company’s platform for merchants to log in and manage their deals was also down. It’s not clear if the same is still true today.
The outage started at about 2:45 ET on Tuesday and as of this writing it was still down. Living Social is fully aware of just how this looks. From their blog we get.
Suffice to say, we are ashamed and embarrassed.