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#WhenGmailWasDown: Twitter users quickly start cracking Google jokes

It may have lasted only a few minutes, but Twitter users rapidly fired off Google-themed jokes Friday morning after Gmail stopped working for many around the globe.

Here are the highlights.

Hey, I need to fax you something. What’s your number?

— Roberto Baldwin (@strngwys) January 24, 2014

Resist the urge to talk to other humans. #gmaildown

— Matthew Knell (@MatthewKnell) January 24, 2014

"Forget Gmail, what am I gonna do with out Google+???", asked NOBODY.

— Roger Cheng (@RogerWCheng) January 24, 2014

"Daddy, what did you do during the Gmail riots of '14?"

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) January 24, 2014

Gmail is temporarily unavailable pic.twitter.com/KLNxcQ9zUP

— Yahoo (@Yahoo) January 24, 2014

Not long after the outage happened, a brand new hashtag was born, called "#whengmailwasdown."

It's okay folks, it was just a temporary hiccup while the NSA downloaded this week's data #whengmailwasdown #TGIF

— Blas Garcia (@Blasdetejas) January 24, 2014

Might as well see who got engaged or had babies today. *scrolls fb #whengmailwasdown

— T. Ladelle ∞¿ (@TrixieLadelle) January 24, 2014

Umm I guess I can use this time to finally clean my desk? #whengmailwasdown

— Paola Rodelas (@paopao619) January 24, 2014

I think this is Google's way of just screwing with us and reminding us how much power they have over our lives. #whengmailwasdown

— Francisco Gonzalez (@fgonzalez1978) January 24, 2014

AOL chat rooms are going to make a comeback. #whengmailwasdown

— Jax (@jax1125) January 24, 2014

I'm so confused by my purpose in life right now #whengmailwasdown

— Morgan Gibson (@MorganGibson) January 24, 2014

#WhenGmailWasDown I realized that there are windows in my cubicle.

— Heather M (@RaptorH) January 24, 2014

#WhenGmailWasDown I found my true self.

— Eric Bowen (@eric_bowen) January 24, 2014

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