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Google Failed! The Day The Internet Stood Still

I was optimizing my PC when it happened at around 11:30PM here in the Philippines. My Firefox browser was extra slow so I decided to reinstall it. However, after reinstalling, its home page which defaults to Google showed an error. Google cannot be loaded. I thought that it might be a browser problem, so I loaded this blog and checked.

Twitter Trending TopicsThis blog loaded but with no Google Adsense ads. So, I thought, something might be wrong with Google. I checked again and it’s unreachable. I decided to check it using another browser, Google Chrome and it was also unreachable! And so I thought, might be my internet connection.

Then I logged in to my Twitter account and was surprised to see the trending topic. #googlefail is on the list! Lots of people tweeting that they can’t access Google! Yes, it’s not my internet connection. Google was down all over the world!

So, I joined and tweeted, Goooggggglee is down!

After several minutes, it went back to normal. And here’s what really happened.

And as a souvenir, here’s a screen shot of my Google Chrome browser on the day Google failed:

Google Failed Screenshot
Google Failed Screenshot

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.

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