On Friday afternoon, Gmail temporarily went down and the virtual world began to panic. Luckily, the folks at Google worked hard to get the servers working again and order was restored in the world.
Social media erupted when the servers initially went down as people were asking what they should do without the ability to communicate for a few minutes, so everyone was happy to see the server come back and everyone took to social media to rejoice.
Just how important is Gmail to some people?
Have a look:
When twitter is down do people gmail each other about it?
— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) January 24, 2014
I mean, sure, gmail is back, but let's do that cannibal biker gang thing anyway. WAY more fun than working again on Monday.
— Daniel Ford (@soundingline) January 24, 2014
Now if Twitter AND Gmail could go down at the same time I might actually get some work done.
— Daniel Johnson (@Daniel_EJohnson) January 24, 2014
— Jared Fernandez (@JaredFernandez) January 24, 2014
— Betsabe Torrecilla (@DionneTanzman) January 24, 2014
I wish I was ballsy enough to walk away from my computer when Gmail crashed. But here I sit…on Twitter. #cruelworld
— Lydia Simmons (@SunsetRearview) January 24, 2014