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The end is near? Google outages trigger existential crises as panicked users look for alternative sources of information – RT World News



In a Google Search crash, users around the world panicked when their searches returned "internal server errors" forcing them to use DuckDuckGo or (shivering) Bing – or complaining on social media.

Internet users around the world were in an unexpected darkness when their Google queries returned … nothing. Just a mysterious server error that had been answered once.

When they rushed to Twitter to see who was still suffering in this dark age of the 21st century, they found temporary comfort in the fact that they were not alone – the breakdown seemed to be widespread, with no explanation except the promise that "engineers were notified and working to solve the problem".

"I'm just trying to do homework and it does." A user complained. "But why is Google broken? Has the internet broken? " was thinking about another one.

Others promoted competing search engines. "Use Bing, I think," said an adventurous user.

With the regret of the budding Googlers, the search engine has been revived for many. Those who had not googled in the past hour were not sure how close they had come to extinction. According to DownDetector, however, some users still had problems two hours after the first ominous reports.


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