Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

YouTube is Currently Down

I went to watch the new trailer for Legends of Tomorrow and found I couldn’t — instead of the imbedded trailer, it was just a random string of letters and numbers. So I went to YouTube and found it inexplicably down. This is, perhaps, the first time YouTube has gone down in decades, where it wasn’t a scheduled outage.

Naturally, of course, people are panicking. The reddit forum r/YouTube was flooded with posts saying things like “I can’t get on YouTube, can anyone else?” or, the greatest post of all, “PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Currently, there are more users on that sub than there are members of that sub.


Googling “YouTube down” will bring dozens of news stories about how, yes, YouTube is down. Ironically, video searching for “Is YouTube Down?” brings up, yes, a YouTube vide.

What else can be said? This is, probably, the end of civilization as we know it.

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