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Google goes offline for 2 minutes, affects 40% of the Internet

Google goes offline for just two minutes, killing 40% of the world's Internet traffic in the 120-second period.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Aug 17 2013 12:04 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

It looks like Google pressed a wrong button on Friday, most likely in the TGIF celebrations, taking down every single service that the Mountain View-based giant has to offer. This obviously includes Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and every service in between.

Google goes offline for 2 minutes, affects 40% of the Internet | TweakTown.com

According to analytics firm GoSquared, worldwide Internet traffic dropped by a whopping 40% during those hectic 120 seconds, as you can see in the graph, above. Most companies and website owners were scratching their heads for a few minutes, because when Google goes down, it would be like not being able to breathe oxygen for those two minutes - sheer panic. Google came back online two minutes later, to the relief of, well, everyone.

Google should hopefully come out with a report next week, which should stun, and scare thousands across the world.

NEWS SOURCE:theregister.co.uk

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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