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Google Was Down For Five Minutes And The Internet Couldn't Handle It

It was the most frightening time imaginable.

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GOOGLE IS DOWN! Stand by your beds, don't be alarmed, this is when humanity sees how much it can remember.

People kept their heads pretty admirably.

Google is down! EVERY MAN FOR THEMSELVES, I'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE *grabs shotgun*

Dane Cobain@danecobain

Google is down! EVERY MAN FOR THEMSELVES, I'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE *grabs shotgun*

10:39 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, Google is down apparently. Alrighty then... #FirstWorldProblems

Alan Finn@alanfinn94

So, Google is down apparently. Alrighty then... #FirstWorldProblems

10:47 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People it's defcon1 we are fucked i repeat we are fucked! Google search is down!

Rik van Duijn RCX@rikvduijn

People it's defcon1 we are fucked i repeat we are fucked! Google search is down!

10:43 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Google is down? IT'S THE APOCALYPSE. RUN RUN RUN.

Kellie@BigFashionista

Google is down?
IT'S THE APOCALYPSE. RUN RUN RUN.

10:38 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people thought it was THE moment that Microsoft's Bing had been waiting for.

Google is down. THIS IS BING’S TIME TO SHINE.

BuzzFeed UK@BuzzFeedUK

Google is down. THIS IS BING’S TIME TO SHINE.

10:44 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Someone else made the exact same joke about Alta Vista.

Looks like Google is temporarily down. NOW IT'S ALTAVISTA'S TIME TO SHINE

Chris Scullion@scully1888

Looks like Google is temporarily down. NOW IT'S ALTAVISTA'S TIME TO SHINE

10:38 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And Ask Jeeves.

#Google is down! I did think it was the end of the world until I remembered you can http://t.co/VbZksxg4Op

Gear4DJs@gear4djs

#Google is down! I did think it was the end of the world until I remembered you can http://t.co/VbZksxg4Op

10:48 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The whole thing was a significant blow to the IT industry.

Google is down and millions of IT technicians have no way to find out how to fix anything.

Tom Fisher@tvrfisher

Google is down and millions of IT technicians have no way to find out how to fix anything.

10:37 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But most worryingly, it's at times like this when we realise we don't actually know anything.

Google is down. Nobody can remember how to find out information by any other means. Civilisation falls.

Lizzy@LizzyCampbell

Google is down. Nobody can remember how to find out information by any other means. Civilisation falls.

10:40 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But then several minutes later, the natural order of the internet was restored and Google reappeared. As you were, everyone.

Ok Google is back, but still hearing reports of pterodactyls in skies above London #dontrelaxjustyet

Rory Cellan-Jones@ruskin147

Ok Google is back, but still hearing reports of pterodactyls in skies above London #dontrelaxjustyet

10:47 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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