'What To Do With My Life Now?’: YouTube Suffers a Global Outage and the Internet is in Shock
Why you do this, YouTube?
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In a rare event, video streaming site YouTube suffered from an outage, with several users reporting issues with the Google-owned service on Wednesday morning. Users who tried to log in, upload or watch content on the platform were confronted with a message — ‘Error 500’.
The website remained inaccessible for over half an hour for users worldwide.
Responding to the outage, YouTube said, "Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Music and YouTube Kids access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated."
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
Social media users used the opportunity to perfect their meme game.
Yes, our @YouTube is down, too. No, please don't call 911 - we can't fix it.— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) October 17, 2018
For that brief period of time when YouTube was down, children around the world struggled to be entertained by human beings before returning back to the warm embrace of recommendation algorithms— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) October 17, 2018
Never seen YouTube down for 30+ minutes like this before— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) October 17, 2018
YouTube's down... Can it really be true? Am I finally... free?— Markiplier (@markiplier) October 17, 2018
If Youtube is down then do any of us really exist?— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) October 17, 2018
YouTube's idea to inform the Facebook family was met with some hilarious responses.
Some relief, finally.
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