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With Gmail Down, Twitter Strains Under the Stress

As most know, Gmail has had hiccups today and as I write this, is down. While I used to visit blogs for more information when sites like Gmail, YouTube or Facebook stop working, Twitter has become my go-to source for information on how widespread the problem is and what’s being done to fix it. I save my visits to the blogs for later if I need context. However, this only works when Twitter  stays up, and right now, I’m spotting the fail whale. Oh, the irony.

19 Responses to “With Gmail Down, Twitter Strains Under the Stress”

  1. iphone pop/imap gmail has stayed up through the gfail hours.

    i wonder how many people are firing up stale yahoo.hotmail.rediff accounts right now…

    good lesson for a startup as enterprise gmail/docs is down too. maybe just maybe keep a small exchange server around.

  2. You can still hit Gmail via POP or IMAP, if you don’t mind busting out a good old fashioned desktop client. Or an iPhone. In that respect, the mail is still flowing at least, even if we can’t get it via the browser.

  3. Stacey, you think that’s bad? I lost my BlackBerry last night; my Gmail is completely down; and my Twitter account has been hijacked. I’m actually getting some work done, though:)

    -steve bell | StartupTrek.net | Los Gatos, CA