18 Nov 2013

Google’s YouTube experiences worldwide outage

Posted by iwgcr

A brief YouTube outage on Monday was the one of the biggest recent glitches for the popular video site, according to a company that uses complaints on Twitter and other sources to measure the impact of online outages.

Around 3 p.m. Pacific Time, the site started displaying a plain-text page with a “500 internal service error” message that read, “Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.”

Google’s YouTube division issued a statement but didn’t immediately give a reason for the outage, which lasted about 10 minutes, or detail how many people it affected.

“Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today,” the statement said. “We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”

Downdetector’s YouTube index quickly spiked to 19,986 reports of problems on the site. Of the 10 previous YouTube outages that Downdetector recorded, which date back to Aug. 16, none generated even 1,000 reports. YouTube says more than 1 billion unique visitors use the site every month.

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2013-11-18 YouTube 10 minutes no

 

Resources:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2064720/youtube-returns-after-a-short-widely-seen-outage.html

 

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