I just wanted to add in that I also can't access dapper.net. However, i get "An internal server error occurred. Please try again later" instead of a time out. I [asked the question with a lot of detail and background over at stackoverflow.com , and got nothing. I've been following different forums (for instance [URL="http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120219142804AAjn82P"]this one on yahoo](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9507621/why-cant-i-open-yahoos-dapper-open-dapper-net)), and trying the site every couple of days with no luck.
Whats weird is that there other posts on dapper that don't mention this, tons of services use it (there are a zillion posts about it on a google search), and yet the web seems dead silent on what happened- other than this post and on quora.com , where someone replied "The engineering team is working on migrating the service into the Yahoo! stack which is taking time" back on Feb 1st.
I'm done at this point- i would recommend using www.feed43.com, its been wonderful to use, flexible and more. It might take a second to figure out how to use it, but the tutorials are great. Please post if you hear anything new!