Gmail went down (but is now currently back up and running) and suddenly EVERYONE was tweeting about it. Who knew that gmail ran the world?
Gmail is down and I have no idea how to manage my emotions— Gary Smith (@gpatricksmith) January 24, 2014
Oh neat. Gmail’s down. That barely brings a halt to all of everything.— Kevin Allison (@TheKevinAllison) January 24, 2014
Since Gmail is down, I'm asking everyone to please insult me on Twitter.— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) January 24, 2014
More like Google Minus. #nailedit— Matt Koff (@mattkoff) January 24, 2014
So who do we blame? It couldn't possibly be gmail's fault.
'Time for the internet to start having some mail problems.' -Chris Christie— Carol Ray Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) January 24, 2014
GMAIL IS DOWN. GMAIL IS DOWN. GMAIL IS DOWN. WHAT DO I DO. WHO AM I. HELP. OBAMAAAAAAAAAA— Dannielle Owens-Reid (@dannielleor) January 24, 2014
Maybe this was all a test and Gmail wanted to see who they haven't made completely dependent on them. Everyone out there with a hotmail account, gmail is coming for you.
All the while, Yahoo was thrilled.
Gmail is temporarily unavailable pic.twitter.com/KLNxcQ9zUP— Yahoo (@Yahoo) January 24, 2014
But let's get real.
RT @Yahoo Wouldn't you rather have email that's broken EVERY day?— Brendan McLaughlin (@btmclaughlin) January 24, 2014
And hotmail was like, hey guys, remember us???
I think we could all learn a lot about each other if we went back to using the hotmail accounts we had in high school. (email@example.com)— Jenna Kim Jones (@jennakimjones) January 24, 2014
In the end, we hope you're doing ok.
Show me where on the Internet GMail hurt you.— Corey Brian Pandolph (@Fake_Rockstar) January 24, 2014
I bet you like fifteen showbusiness people tried to contact me with life-changing opportunities while Gmail was down.— Jim Tews (@jimtews) January 24, 2014
Gmail back up: resuming general discontent and yearning for something more.— Bill Dixon (@BillDixonish) January 24, 2014
In other staggering news, the number of news articles written about Gmail's 20 minute outage is shocking.— seancurry1 (@seancurry1) January 24, 2014
Yep. We're one of them.
The great Gmail crash of 2014. where were you?— Marc Hemeon (@hemeon) January 24, 2014
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