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Google services go down; Internet panics

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Written by Rachel King, Contributor

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:

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