Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Aug 2013 10:33 UTC
Internet & Networking

Worldwide internet traffic plunged by around 40% as Google services suffered a complete black-out, according to web analytics experts.

The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between one and five minutes last night.

The reason for the outage is not yet known, and Google refused to provide any further information when contacted by Sky News Online.

According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google's massive grip on the web.


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RE: Statistics
by jgagnon on Mon 19th Aug 2013 13:05 UTC in reply to "Statistics"
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One reason I'm glad I was on the Internet long before Google. Being able to think outside the box usually requires one to have lived outside the box at one point or another. Don't people realize there are other search engines than Google?

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