The Internet Freaked Out When Gmail, YouTube And Snapchat All Experienced Outages


Sunday’s supposed to be a day of rest — a “Funday,” if you will, a chance to take a break from one’s SmartPhone and the Internet. But we all know that’s a lie. Sure enough when three of the Internet’s most used services — Gmail, YouTube, and Snapchat — all suffered outages in parts of the country, people freaked out. And because Twitter wasn’t one of the ones hit, they had a place to vent.

According to The Verge, the outages, which began mid-afternoon, were caused by an even bigger outage, belonging to Google Cloud, which caused a chain reaction that cut service across the United States and even in parts of Europe. It also affected such web services as Nest, Discord, and others. Not everyone was hit, but those that were were not happy, nor willing to return to a relaxing Sunday Funday.

But again, they still had Twitter.

And a reminder that for some reason Twitter almost never goes down.

They also went to Instagram.

Once there, they made jokes.

Some wondered whether this wasn’t some advertising ploy.

As of this writing, it was not yet known if all service across the three platforms had been restored. The outages were reminiscent of that apocalyptic day last October when YouTube — and only YouTube — went down for a bit. That also was not taken kindly.

(Via The Verge)

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