Yup, a Google service is down, and the world stutters.
You’re not crazy, it’s experiencing problems. Google stated:
We’re aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users. The affected users are able to access Google Talk, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 5:20 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.
As of minutes ago, they are still investigating the issue.
Does that mean it’s time for a coffee break?
For what it’s worth, this is the first GTalk outage I’ve seen yet. This makes us realize how much we rely on a technology, when it’s gone.
Stay tuned to this page, I’ll be posting updates as they come in. You can also follow @seangw on twitter (me).
UPDATE 7/26 9:52 AM – GTalk Outage Continues
If you want to follow, Google is posting the Outage details and updates.
UPDATE 7/26 10:50 AM – Google GTalk coming back up
Rumors around the web say it’s coming back up.
From the official Apps Status Dashboard:
Google Talk service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.
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