The Google outage began at 4:37 Pacific Time and, by most estimates, lasted anywhere from one to five minutes. During that brief period countless service under the Google umbrella were unavailable. This would include, of course, things like YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive and even the Google search engine, among many others.Source: escapist Magazine
Currently, there's no explanation for what happened to bring Google down, but the consequences of its collapse, even temporary, are somewhat startling when you consider the sheer breadth of it and the possibility of it someday happening again. After all, yesterday's outage was, by most accounts, only a few minutes long. What would happen if it were an hour? Or a day?
Internet traffic falls 40 percent as Google goes down for 5 minutes
Posted on Saturday, Aug 17 2013 @ 23:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck