The popular streaming site YouTube went down for some time Tuesday night, October 16, 2018—or Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018, depending on where you live in the world. Users who tried to log in, upload, and watch could not access the service. They were left feeling uncomfortable and angry, but some bright people decided to make light of the situation and create some memes. We bring you 10 of the hilarious memes made during this YouTube outage.
Just imagine a world where there is no YouTube! Actually, most people can’t because they are so used to this Google-owned streaming site that they can’t even fathom what they would do if it wasn’t working or was down. But the unthinkable happened Tuesday night, October 16, 2018, when the site was down for over 30 minutes.
What Happened to YouTube?
Predictably, all hell broke loose! YouTube users who tried to log in, upload, and watch content found that the site was down and were faced with a message that simply said “Error 500.” YouTube remained inaccessible for over 30 minutes, and enraged users flocked to social media to vent out their anger and frustration.
An Opportunity to Be Creative
They complained about the outage and were left fuming and uncomfortable about what to do next. Some people decided to make something out of nothing and put their creativity to work. They started working on funny memes about YouTube being down and created many hilarious ones.
As the people behind YouTube hunkered down to resolve the issue and bring the site back to working condition, the company issued a statement on Twitter apologizing to its customers.
YouTube Releases a Statement
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
The statement said: “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV, and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any convenience this may cause and will keep you updated.” The company has not yet shared any information on why YouTube was not working for this period of time.
Things Got Back on Track
YouTube going down is pretty rare, so we think it’s okay to give the company a break because they did manage to get the site back to working order in approximately 30 minutes to an hour. No major harm was done! The good thing that came out of this was the awareness of how much people love YouTube and how “off-key” they become if they can’t access it.
There Is a Lighter Side to It
Of course, the memes that people have created are really funny. We bring you 10 funny memes about YouTube being down for a while.
#1] Sign Language Says It All
#2] It Was Great While It Lasted
#3] Waking Up to Bad News
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#4] Just Checking Out the Alternatives
#5] Falling Down Is Hard on the Knees
#6] Time for a Timely Diversion
#7] Curiosity Killed the Cats
#8] Emotional Breakdown
#9] How the Mighty Have Tumbled!
#10] The Big Bang Revisited
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