Subject: Important information about servicestatus.net
"As part of this redesign we have taken the decision to decommission the list @ servicestatus.net mailing list.
This means that from 18th February 2013 you will cease to receive status updates and notification of maintenance works from this address.
In order to continue receiving updates you will need to subscribe to the RSS feed on the new website (available from 27th February)."
RSS Feeds may be what you think of as suitable, but e-mail has been around much longer, and works really well (esp to a mail account not held with the firm reporting service issues).
Also, e-mail provides a big archive of PN service issue reports, easily searchable in case one needed it.
Far from impressed with this idea, but guess I will have to live without it.
If you run a business, have a second ISP and backup web hosting...