HerdictWeb tracks inaccessible sites in real time. It collects data on websites from users in different countries. Here is how it works: First you visit the homepage and enter the website URL that you can’t access. Then hit “Enter” to view current reports.
If the site was reported as accessible, then it’s likely that the site is down just for you (eg. problem with your internet connection, corporate firewall). If it was reported as inaccessible by users in your country or other locations worldwide, then its likely to be a common problem.
To check whether the sites are down/inaccessible while you browse, install a browser add-on for Firefox. If it shows green then the site its fine. On the other hand, if the color is yellow, it means a site was recently inaccessible in some location(s) worldwide.
Participate and report on inaccessible websites by clicking “Report this site…” in the add-on. It makes the tool more useful for everyone using it.
- Check whether a particular site is inaccessible for everyone or just you.
- Data collected from Internet users around the world.
- Install Firefox browser add-on to check the real time accessibility of sites you browse and report on inaccessible sites.
- View inaccessibility reports over different periods of time (days, week, whole year).
- Project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
- Free, no registration needed.
- Similar tools: DownForEveryoneOrJustMe and AreMySitesUp.
Check out HerdictWeb @ www.herdict.org/web