YouTube was hit by an outage on Thursday with some users temporarily unable to access the popular video-sharing service.
The Google-owned site delivered a "service unavailable" message to some users attempting to reach YouTube.com starting at around 7:00 am (1100 GMT) before coming back online around 8:30 am (1230 GMT).
Before YouTube service returned, a Google spokesperson said in reply to an email from AFP that YouTube was "temporarily unavailable" and "engineers are currently working to restore the site."
Twitter lit up with messages about the YouTube outage with users of the micro-blogging service firing off messages lamenting its unavailability and then celebrating its return.
YouTube, which was bought by Google in 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars, announced last week that 24 hours worth of video are being uploaded to the site every minute.
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