Are you trying to use the web right now? Just stop. It’s largely broken.
As indicated by about 20 tips in the last few minutes and pretty much all of Twitter, Amazon’s EC2 service appears to be down. That means services like Reddit, Heroku, Foursquare, Instagram, Fab, Quora, Turntable.fm, Netflix and many, many others are down.
Update: It looks like the outage may be isolated to EAST-1, so not all of EC2. Still, all of the companies above and hundreds of others are clearly affected right now.
Update 2: And after roughly 40 minutes of downtime, the Internet appears to be coming back online. Amazon’s status site confirms that it’s being resolved.