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Twitter was ablaze with complaints late Wednesday about Google and YouTube having crashed.
Numerous Twitter users began posting messages around 9:15 p.m. PT, saying the search engine and video-streaming platform were experiencing outages. According to the tweets, users were without the two sites for close to five minutes before service returned.
The reported outages followed the Wednesday launch of Google’s wireless service, Project Fi. After the incident, information about the crashes did not appear when searched on Google.
A representative for Google did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Tweets can be seen below.
That was so exciting! 5 minutes of the world without Google.
— Jay Hori (@JayHori) April 23, 2015
google and everything it owns is down right now. Half the internet is basically off. This is what monopoly’s get you.
— Jon Aime (@JohnnyAime) April 23, 2015
Google’s down. Taking my zombie apocalypse plan into effect. And reactivating vintage AOL account. Go go gadget AOL.
— Barbara Howlin (@babshowlin) April 23, 2015
Google still down, THANKS OBAMA!
— nobody (@mtraderm) April 23, 2015
Is it just me or did Google crash?
— Albert Tang (@iamthetang) April 23, 2015
Google went down and I said, “I better check that is it down for everyone site,” and realized i had no idea how to get to it without google
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) April 23, 2015
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