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:
Google dead!!— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) August 16, 2013
Google's down everybody panic...— Justin Pot (@jhpot) August 16, 2013
"Google is down? Did we reach the edge of the internet?"— VanessaHopeSchneider (@VHSchneider) August 16, 2013
Microsoft's YouTube app team high-fives as their Operation Takedown is wildly successful.— Ed Bott (@edbott) August 16, 2013
Of course Google would host their own f***ing status page on their own f***ing infrastructure http://t.co/OP5i2XU2GO < Not useful!— Jack Clark (@mappingbabel) August 16, 2013
Come back, google dot com.— Karyne Levy (@karynelevy) August 16, 2013
Gmail, GDocs seems to be down...— Christina Bonnington (@redgirlsays) August 16, 2013
Whatever, Google Drive. I can never remember it's called Drive now.— Christina Bonnington (@redgirlsays) August 16, 2013
Google is back pic.twitter.com/lgkZXhmHL3— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) August 16, 2013
Everybody: BING— MattRosoff (@MattRosoff) August 16, 2013