Gmail crashed briefly on Monday, but Twitter was going strong with wry humor about the outage.
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?