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NASDAQ crash over the weekend (kind of…)

by / Sunday, 03 April 2011 / Published in Web Monitoring

We have a demo and reference account (login: demoreadonly@alertfox.com  password:  demo ) and one of the transaction test macros is a Twitter search performance test. The macro navigates to Twitter.com in Firefox and does a search for the words “NASDAQ crashed” – a phrase I thought that will not turn up in the foreseeable future:

URL GOTO=http://twitter.com/
TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:TEXT FORM=ID:home_search ATTR=ID:searchform_q CONTENT=“NASDAQ crashed”
TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:SUBMIT FORM=ID:home_search ATTR=ID:searchform_submit
‘Assert that no results phrase is returned
TAG POS=1 TYPE=H2 ATTR=TXT:“No results*”

But when I checked the test today I saw that Twitter –  according to this test – was down the last 48h – obviously a wrong result and false alarm. But after looking at the error screenshot (embedded below) I saw that AlertFox was right and the NASDAQ had really crashed – at least according to one user 🙂

nasdaq crashed

Screenshot: NASDAQ crash on Twitter as caught by the AlertFox Real Browser Monitoring. The direct link to this screenshot is: https://alertfox.s3.amazonaws.com/2011_04_03.20_57_59_314.45844.EU6.2zgg7n.png

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