Google Goes Down For 30 Minutes, Desktop Users Like Lost Sheep
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
On July 4th (yesterday) at approximately 10:30am GMT Google’s search engine went down for desktop users all over the world. The Google desktop search engine pages greeted stranded desktop users with a 500 Error Page with the usual “The server encountered an error and could not complete your request” error message. Mobile users were still able to access search engine services as this was only an issue for desktop search engine users, other Google services were not affected either. The temporary outage resulted in a mass of tweets and Facebook posts relating to Google’s rare downtime. For half an hour of the day poor Google users were forced to use Bing, Yahoo and other search engines to find out the answer to their urgent question “why is Google down?”. According to downdetector.com the outage was fixed by 11am.
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