Google’s services, including the popular Google Search, suffered a rare outage early Shabbos morning. The outage lasted for around 5 minutes. All Google services were disrupted. If a user tried to access Gmail or Google Search, the web browser returned 502 error.
While the outage lasted just minutes, it caused a flurry of tweets on Twitter.
“I wonder how many people checked their wifi connection first before realizing it was Google that was down,” a Twitter user said.
Around one hour later, GoSquared, a web analytics firm, said that it noticed a 40% dip in the pageviews.
“Google.com was down for a few minutes between 23:52 and 23:57 BST on 16th August 2013. This had a huge effect in the number of pageviews coming into GoSquared’s real-time tracking â€” around a 40% drop, as this graph of our global pageviews per minute shows,” noted GoSquared. “That’s huge. As internet users, our reliance on google.com being up is huge.”
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