On Friday afternoon, the virtual world was sent into a state of emergency when servers for Gmail went down. People immediately ran to social media to see if others were experiencing the same issues and errors and it was then confirmed that the Gmail servers were down globally.
What are we to do now?
While it is easy to panic and worry about communication for the immediate future, you can pass some time by enjoying some of the tweets that surfaced as the mass panic began to set in on social media:
Well, at least lack of gmail on a Friday afternoon is keeping me productive…
— Andrea (@oreadandletsing) January 24, 2014
— Sue Parmet (@SueParmet) January 24, 2014
beliebers took down gmail. #gmaildown
— Jay Gietl (@jgietl) January 24, 2014
Ugh, how long till #gmail is back up?
— Lourdes Venard (@lourdesvenard) January 24, 2014
#Gmail is down worldwide right now. How long can this last before people start going ape shit crazy?
— Torian Brown (@TorianBrown) January 24, 2014
Home sick, but trying to get caught up on emails. So of course gmail is down.
— Kristin Lien (@kristinlien04) January 24, 2014
Anybody started a "Gmail Down" twitter parody account? Come on, Internet, we need shitty jokes!
— My Name (@StevensBoudreau) January 24, 2014