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