THE nation was plunged into disarray as Google was knocked offline for several minutes this afternoon. The Search giant appeared to suffer a technical glitch as office workers across the nation frantically typed “is Google down?” into their web browsers, in vain. Hundreds were left unable to access the Search giant, flocking to Twitter in anger. Those trying to access the web using its browser were met with error pages, and there were reports that its Search box wasn’t functioning from around 4pm this afternoon. One Twitter user wrote: “Google is down, cue the #apocalypse” Another added: “Google is down. “Now how do I Google if Google is down?” Gmail and other Google services were briefly affected. Although the outage appeared to be shortlived, it undoubtedly caused widespread panic among the south of the country. Twitter was set alight with various GIFs showing Spongebob Squarepants gripped in panic along with artists’ impressions of the apocalypse. Web watchdog Down Detector showed Google blackouts were at a high in Paris and London. MORE GOOGLE STORIESrobo-jag Waymo is transforming Jaguar’s electric I-Pace into a self-driving car QUEUE HERE Google Maps is now showing restaurant wait times on iPhone HOME WINNY Google Home Mini sale:… Read full this story
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