Five Funny Twitter Reactions From When YouTube Went Down


YouTube was briefly down for 30 minutes today, and the social web went a bit haywire over it — for a full half of a whole hour, we were forced to visualize cats doing adorable things, if we wanted to hear a song we were made to open iTunes, and if we wanted to reply to something snarkily, we had to come up with a burn and type it out It was basically the worst.

The YouTube outage did that thing, of course, where we are so freaked out by the intermittent unavailability of a thing to which we are accustomed that it became an insta-joke, mixed with some topical humor so we could come together to cope with a lack of streaming videos.

Here are five of the jokes we heard on Twitter about the YouTube outage:

Did you catch the “monkeys” message during YouTube’s rare outage?

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.


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