Gmail, along with Google Drive and Google Calendar, went dark briefly at about noon on Monday, and Twitter became quickly overrun with tips on alternative methods, speculations about the Mayan apocalypse, schadenfreude from Outlook users, and, most of all, wisecracks. Here are our 10 favorite tweets from the Great Gmail Outage of 2012:
Matthew Keys @TheMatthewKeys Penguins re-enact Gmail's outage [see video above].
Chris _ _ Richards @Chris__Richards: Gmail is down. Go have lunch with somebody you care about.
Indecision @indecision: Anyone else scared that if gmail continues being down, they'll have to actually speak to their coworkers?
Fake MTA @FakeMTA: The G train enjoyed a rare moment of working slightly better than Gmail.
Downtown Josh Brown @ReformedBroker I lived with no heat or power in the dead of winter for 12 days. But I am heartbroken about your temporary gmail outage.
Google's email service is now back up for most people, but if you are still having trouble accessing it, try going going here: mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0