Gmail outage leaves users angry and befuddled
The apocalypse is not here, but you wouldn't know that from the way people were reacting to the email service disruption.
Google's (GOOG) beloved email service and accompanying document apps went down Friday afternoon.
It is not yet known how many users are (or were) affected, but it seems to be impacting a large number of Google users.
Google has updated its App Status Dashboard page with a message about the outage:
"We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly."
Google posted similar messages for Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Sites and Google Groups.
But on Twitter (TWTR), many users are already complaining (and joking) about the outage.
It now appears that Gmail is coming back online for some users.
Here's some of what people had to say about the issue on Twitter:
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Oh noes, I cannot access my email for about 2hrs! I am going to die! Anarchy! Burn them flags! Return all bacon!
Get over it. How often do they even go down? I understand there are very serious reasons (business paperwork, clients' emails, etc), but it's not any different to having a blackout or an internet outage. You'll survive it, trust me. Heck, if you're reading this, congrats. You lived through it.
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