YouTube service stumbles

Sep 29, 2011
The YouTube homepage appears on a screen in Washington 2010. YouTube service stumbled on Thursday, leaving some visitors frustrated that they couldn't watch videos at the popular website.

YouTube service stumbled on Thursday, leaving some visitors frustrated that they couldn't watch videos at the popular website.

"We know some of you are having trouble watching videos," the Google-owned online video venue said in a message fired off on Twitter.

"Our engineers are working on it; we'll let you know when things are fixed," the missive promised.

Those who encountered problems at the website got an error page with an apology and playful assurance that "a team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation."

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omatumr
1.8 / 5 (4) Sep 29, 2011
YouTube service has done a great service to society by allowing communications around government roadblocks!

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Oliver K. Manuel
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JRDarby
1 / 5 (1) Sep 29, 2011
If you think YouTube and Google haven't bowed to government pressure in censoring videos and search results, you're flat wrong.

That said, they're both still generally good services and I use both on a near-daily basis.

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