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Netizens complained today that Google's social network Plus was knackered and the webmail service Gmail fell completely offline. In a painful twist of fate, the systems went down just as Google's crack site-reliability team was preparing for a live question'n'answer session on Reddit. And it came after strangers' email …


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  1. Rick Giles
    Black Helicopters

    That's what they get

    for wanting to tell the NSA "NO!".

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      1. I'm Brian and so's my wife

        Re: That's what they get

        Got their what before you?

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  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    This is happening on a Friday Night (Brazilian Time)! Guess I'll have to go get a beer instead of wasting time on google+ then.

  3. Terkanil

    Just the social aspects?

    So far I'm seeing G+, Gmail, and Hangouts all dead. However, if you use Google Talk, you can chat with contacts.

    1. Steven Raith

      Re: Just the social aspects?

      Gmail is up for me, G+ is out, throwing 500 errors in the content frame.

      I've got a bottle of wine and a NAS of, I mena, technical white papers, so what do I care?

      Steven R

      1. Random Coolzip

        Re: Just the social aspects?

        That would be technically blue papers, surely.

    2. GregC

      Re: Just the social aspects?

      The Youtube Android app was reporting 503's earlier, though it seems to have recovered now. Gmail and plus still FUBAR for me though.

      Oh well, as they used to say on the telly - go out and do something less boring instead!

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    1. Vociferous
      Paris Hilton

      > This is what happens when you use Linux

      Well, don't leave us hanging. What happens?

      1. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects


        Cnat yuo reda?

    2. Euripides Pants Silver badge

      What are you talking about? I use Linux and have no trouble accessing Gmail...

    3. vmistery

      Yea a Windows server would have broken ages ago. Damn Google and their Debian based reliability

    4. ammabamma

      Troll report: 3 of 100 points awarded - Insipid, bland, and uninspired. Please try harder.

      > This is what happens when you use Linux.

      I'll say. Have a massive global outage and get it restored and back online within an hour (according to the blog in the link)? That sounds pretty good to me. Although *not* having the outage in the first place would have been more ideal mind you.

      > Google, meanwhile, blamed today's outage on a programming error in its software that misconfigured its own servers

      I notice Google uses Python for many of their pages. I wonder if a new intern checked in a file with tab indentation instead of spaces?

  5. Tsunamijuan

    12:09pst service up partially

    Its up partially, you can login again, an you can receive mail but currently can't send anything. There is an extended delay in receiving mail aswell.

    I am in northern Northern California.

    1. Anomalous Cowturd

      Re: 12:09pst service up partially

      Gmail send and receive now working here.

      Youtube was slow earlier...

  6. Anon5000


    Yahoo is in no position to take the piss out of Gmail considering the state their own service has been in for some time now.

    The sooner encrypted email services become common with encrypted connections between servers, the quicker people will move away from Yahoo and Gmail, who won't want to do it due to their business model. A win for all!

    1. Fihart

      Re: Really @Anon5000

      Yahoo is really up a creek.

      Not only alienated users with forced march out of Yahoo Classic. New version still doesn't support all browsers. Outages (or massive slowdowns) occasionally. Had problem with attachments. Now find that my mails to one contact (or perhaps more, because the first instance was only reported to me in person days later) are being rejected by SpamCop.

  7. DLSmith

    Gmail has been working for me all day. Just got a few emails from my Gmail account. It's 3:25 PM EST here, I think PST is 3 or 4 hours behind.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Updated A Netizens are fandroid is complaining that Google's social network Plus is knackered..."


  9. WibbleMe

    Look its friday night Im sure the employees at Google have learn there lesson that getting drunk and jumping on the server racks is not a good idea

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Google+ actually went down a fortnight ago

    It just took until today for anybody to notice

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Google+ actually went down a fortnight ago

      What is Google+ ? Never heard of it before.

      1. Steven Raith

        Re: Google+ actually went down a fortnight ago

        It's some kind of calculator, I think.

  11. Will Godfrey Silver badge



  12. Vociferous

    Still having problems.

    Currently Google+ is crawling, it takes about five minutes to load my Youtube channel.

  13. Levente Szileszky

    It was ~20 minutes...

    ...and Calendar, Drive etc was still working (my phone's Gmail client seemed to be syncing as well.).

    Very annoying but it was the first one that affected us in years and I still consider us luckier than users having to deal with Microsoft's hours-long, system-wide outages...

  14. Breen Whitman

    Reports are starting to trickle in that Google has fallen out with the NSA, and several data centers have been destroyed in drone strikes.

    1. willi0000000

      Breen Whitman,

      don't keep me in suspense. which side is winning?

    2. Tom_

      Google's Big Dog retaliatory strike imminent.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    As somebody who had the displeasure of using Office 365 for a year, let me tell you that this outage was nothing compared with Microsoft's disaster. Monthly (at least) calls to get one component or another fixed (be it Lync, Exchange free/busy, etc.), having to go through the same diagnostic procedure with their tech support each time, only to have it fixed by "resetting my account". IMAP that takes up to one minute to authenticate. IPv6 addresses live in their DNS for services that are not listening on that address. I could go on...

    1. CAPS LOCK Silver badge

      A downvote? Really?

      Microsoft astroturfers at work.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I use Office 365 at an SME and have only seen 1 brief issue in the last year, so you must be unlucky...

      At least the Microsoft Office 365 products are much better than Borg Apps. Documents actually display correctly for a start....

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      So, I was wondering where all the MS fanboys were decrying Google as the Google fanboys do everytime an MS service makes the slightest outage. You, however have turned a story about a Google outage into an excuse for an anti-MS rant. Amazing.

  16. scrubber


    Back into beta?

    1. Not That Andrew

      Re: Gmail

      Did it ever officially come out of Beta?

      1. scrubber

        Re: Gmail

        They took the label off - although there was something in Labs that allowed you to put it back on, but I think that's gone now.

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