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Brief Gmail Outage Shows Us All How Dependent We Are On One Company

Some time around noon ET today (some say it was earlier; Google says it was later), many Gmail users were unable to access their accounts and instead received a message reading "Temporary Error (500)." As to be expected, the world came perilously close to being engulfed in rioting, looting and other fun stuff. Twitter immediately exploded with people trying to out-joke each other about Gmail being down.
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Google Hangouts And Gmail Chat Go Down

Technology : TechCrunch (11 months ago)

Google’s real-time chat services, including Hangouts in Google+, Gmail, went down today, in an outage that appears to be fairly widespread. Messages in Gmail’s chat integration are receiving system messages saying “[User] did not re... Read Post

It's not just you: Facebook down for many

Technology : Digital Life (last year)

Facebook users had trouble accessing the social media website Monday morning, with many receiving an error messages stating, "An error occurred. Please try again later." Some who were able to log on to the site found they were unabl... Read Post

Gmail Service Restored Following System Shutdown

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (5 years ago)

Gmail users were unable to access the Google e-mail service Tuesday afternoon. The company has since restored the service. The outage started Monday 1 p.m. Pacific time and service was restored to some users by 11:16 p.m. Tuesday, a... Read Post

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