YouTube Goes Down For A Few Minutes, Bored Blogger Writes 50 Words Or So About It

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I bet Google is having a worse day than you are. First it was its earnings being leaked by its printer. Then it was a product announcement that leaked before its planned embargo time. And later in the day, YouTube went down for about 5-10 minutes at around 4:15 to 4:20 PM Eastern.* That was right before Google’s earnings call, which was hosted on — yep, you guessed it — YouTube.

Update: Annnnnndddddd… It’s back. I want to thank all my coworkers for alerting me after I published but before I managed to dig in too deeply.

Update 2: YouTube has issued the following statement: “Some users encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. Our engineers worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem within minutes. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused our users.”

Glad to hear that there were engineers after all, and not trained monkeys, working on bringing YouTube back.

Update 3: Approximate outage times thanks to network monitoring firm Apica.

For those who care, this is what it looked like:

And to prove I wasn’t the only one: