YouTube suffers outage

Mar 25, 2010
YouTube was hit by an outage on Thursday with some users temporarily unable to access the popular video-sharing service.

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 .com starting at around 7:00 am (1100 GMT) before coming back online around 8:30 am (1230 GMT).

Before YouTube service returned, a spokesperson said in reply to an 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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trekgeek1
5 / 5 (3) Mar 25, 2010
Oh my god!!! the website I depend on for life has gone out for 1.5 hours!!! I need to get to my other life sustaining website to complain about it!!

I like YouTube also, but come on. If it goes out, pretend it's ten years ago and find something else to do.

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