They say that only love can make you reach eternity. We believe that you should try living without Google Search for 10 minutes. It may feel like an eternity for you as well!
That’s what happened to tens of thousands of netizens on Monday night: Google was down for the count for about ten minutes. People couldn’t use the search engine anymore and also a few other services provided by the Mountain View-based tech behemoth. Some of them started to panic, feeling like the world had started to collapse on them and like everything had become useless in life. But thankfully, there was hope, and the horrifying experience was over soon.
Explosion occurring at a Google data center – coincidence or not?
According to a local report, one of Google’s data centers from Council Bluffs (Iowa) had to face an explosion before the outage of the omnipresent search engine.
According to the tech behemoth from Mountain View, the explosion was just a coincidence, being totally unrelated to the outage. And you know what they say that Google knows everything!
Large Electrical Explosion/No fire
10410 Bunge Ave/Google Plant
Responding: E41, M3 Extra squad M6
Lifenet on air-standby
Multiple people injured, several burn patients
– One has a lower torso injury
– An other has burns to face left arm and thigh
— Council Bluffs Scanner (@CBScanner) August 8, 2022
— Downdetector (@downdetector) August 9, 2022
Instead, Google says that a software update is what caused the downfall of its search engine.
A spokesperson of Google stated as The Guardian quotes:
We’re aware of a software update issue that occurred late this afternoon Pacific Time and briefly affected availability of Google search and Maps,
We apologise for the inconvenience. We worked to quickly address the issue and our services are now back online.
After all, you know what they say that every cloud has a silver lining. The Google outage still had the benefit of making users discover that other search engines exist, such as Bing or Yahoo Search.
Just in case you still wanted proof that nobody and nothing is immortal, there you have it! Not even the all-knowing Google Search engine is invincible!