When one major part of the Internet goes down, the world really doesn’t know what to do about it and they freak out. That happened early on Friday morning as the video giant YouTube experienced an outage that made it unavailable to thousands and even millions of people around the world. The outage wasn’t even just for a few videos here and there, but the entire site was down with only a picture of a monkey in a handyman’s uniform to tell you to calm down.
Due to YouTube going down on Friday morning, it was only a matter of time until social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter blew up with people freaking out. Some found it necessary to figure out their next step, while others wondered the meaning of life.
Upon going to YouTube’s official site, there really wasn’t much to see but a “500 Internal Service Error” and a bunch of code. They said they were working on things and trying to get it back up, but that didn’t help relax people at all.
As reported by Mashable, though, the pain of missing out on a morning of surfing YouTube videos was made a bit easier by the cartoon monkey with a hammer.
YouTube is down. Error message is???? pic.twitter.com/5MkVjUBcTA
— Raymond Wong???????????? (@raywongy) June 16, 2017
For some people, it has started to come back, but The Next Web said that the YouTube outage is mainly affecting the east coast of the United States. While it is only a matter of time until it comes back up, the Twitter reactions are more than enough to keep you entertained.
That is especially true when searching for the #youtubedown hashtag.
//Omg #youtubedown is trending! But it works for me!
— Kyle (@HalfHumanJasper) June 16, 2017
— Nico (@Nicobrobel) June 16, 2017
— Elizabeth (@wrk2lib) June 16, 2017
— James Mills (@TheSaltyMima) June 16, 2017
I freak out on a massive, irrational scale whenever #Youtube goes down. I’m not even a vidder but I live and breathe for watching it.
— Misty Jones (@mistyjones1983) June 16, 2017
@YouTube is down!! I bunch of monkeys are in riot ):
— Josh kun (@joshkungdl) June 16, 2017
Some people are just trying to help the world.
— Izzy Draws (@IzzyDraws334) June 16, 2017
When a main part of the Internet goes down, those who are online generally have the idea that freaking out is the best action to take. They start to realize that they’re not sure what to do with life and end up moving to another form of social media to pass the time. When YouTube went down, many viewers began thinking they may actually have to work on Friday morning, but it looks like the cartoon monkey is working double-time to get it going again.
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