Google Reader outage
Sometime around 11:00 last night, Google Reader stopped updating feeds. The online RSS reader started working again at about 9:00 this morning. A Google representative wrote in the user forums that the service should catch up on all your feeds over the next few hours.
If you're someone who relies on RSS feeds for your news every day, this highlights one of the problems with depending on a single online service. With all the talk about online applications replacing offline programs, and even web-based "operating systems," it's good to have a reminder that even a company with Google's resources can have service outages.
Make sure to bookmark some of your favorite pages. Or better yet, set up a desktop-based RSS reader like FeedDemon or RSSOwl as a backup.