Google Docs Went Down and People Lost Their Damn Minds
That massive gasp heard across the world Wednesday afternoon? It wasn't the sound of the Earth starting to deflate. It was the collective "pfft" of a nation losing access to Google Docs.
Many, many people rely on Google Docs for work and school. If you doubt it, just look at how many people start losing their mind when Google Docs goes down for even a short amount of time. It went down Wednesday and people all over the place lost access to their files and wits.
Down Detector cites thousands of outage reports in the early afternoon. At 2:48pm ET, Google released a statement. "We're aware of a problem with Google Docs affecting a significant subset of users," it read. "The affected users are unable to access Google Docs. We will provide an update by 11/15/17, 4:30 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem."
At 4:10pm, the issue was "resolved," but there's no taking back all the howling on social media that preceded the resolution.
GOOGLE DOCS IS DOWN WE'RE FREE TO GO START NEW LIVES FAR AWAY FROM MEDIA— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) November 15, 2017
Where were you during the Great Google Docs Outage of 2017?— Adam Feuerstein (@adamfeuerstein) November 15, 2017
Google Docs crashed while I have a cat and dog in my lap so I can't get up, and the fucking remote battery died on a channel with the Trump speech. Death can take me now.— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) November 15, 2017
Google Docs better start working soon. I️ have an essay to print out that is due in 2 hours— Mar🌻 (@MaryMcBerry) November 15, 2017
I love when google docs quits on me minutes before completion of an essay that is due in an hour 🙃— Herbal Witch Bitch🍂 (@RuthieStar58) November 15, 2017
There's probably a lesson to be learned here. But who has time for lessons? It's definitely not a sign people are too reliant on Google. Definitely not.
I wonder how many kids are going to use the “Google Docs was down!” excuse for homework they didn’t do? 🤔— E5QUIRE (@Dj_E5QUIRE) November 15, 2017
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