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Gmail Users Get Upset About Outage

Gmail Going Down Causes More of a Stir Than a Twitter Failure

Wow, did I have my head in the clouds when I took to Twitter to see if anyone else was having Gmail issues yesterday. Well it turns, out after Google took some Gmail servers offline to perform routine upgrades the remaining servers couldn't handle the influx of traffic and became overloaded. Suffice to say, we were all without Gmail for at least a half-hour yesterday. Everyone vented their frustrations on Twitter about the whole ordeal, and I couldn't help but wonder why Twitter outages don't cause as big of a stink — because people can't tweet about it if it's not up and running — duh!

Although it's easy to get frustrated when sites like Twitter go down, most of you say you wouldn't consider quitting the site or service. Were you affected by the Gmail outage yesterday?

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witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
didn't even know... I signed on fine.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I didn't even realize it was down, gmail is one of my email accounts and only check it a couple of times a day. I would believe it was caused my football fantasy draft.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 7 years
What gets me is that Gmail offered free service to their business-based subscribers last time there was a big outage like this. What are they offering those of us who experienced the outage and have the free service already?
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I noticed it but It didn't bother me. I was able to get back on within the hr and that was fine. Now if there was an outage the whole day then I may be a little peeved.
caroline_1 caroline_1 7 years
i was told it was because of an email-based fantasy football draft.. which i thought was the lamest thing everrrr... it was only a few hours, i survived, but i know some people who's professional lives were at a virtual standstill until gmail was back up
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I did, but it wasn't the end of the world for me.
syako syako 7 years
I didn't experience this problem.
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