Google services go down; Internet panics

Summary:Time to go home?


For anyone around a computer still at 3:55PM PT on this summer Friday afternoon, one might have noticed that Google services experienced a major outage.

That includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar -- basically every cloud-based app that one needs to work and maybe even function as a human being these days.

Naturally, the Internet panicked.

And then everything was back to normal in less than two minutes.

Being the usual go-to place when things online get rough, many people turned to Twitter to find out if they were alone in this mess or not and then express their frustrations -- either actual or tongue-in-cheek.

Here is a snapshot of some of the exceptional responses that emerged within seconds of the crash of 2013, courtesy of the technorati:

Topics: Networking, Cloud, Google, Mobility


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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