The Internet has become an integral part of our lives and Google can easily be called our support system. While we can search about anything on the largest search giant Google, Gmail gives us the facility to communicate with others and YouTube helps us in getting educated as well as entertained by watching videos. However, the biggest nightmare of the netizens turned true yesterday when various Google services including Gmail, Google Doc, YouTube and Google Maps stopped working.
In simple words, the world came to a standstill and many people felt that this is one more reminder that we are still in 2020. These are the times when almost everything is done online and the government is also focusing on making the whole country digital. Yesterday people came to know how much they are dependent on Google and its services and soon the micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with memes and jokes in which the netizens expressed their annoyance or feelings regarding the outage of multiple Google services in a funny manner.
Here are some of the selected reactions:
— Vishal Meena (@SarcasmicVish) December 14, 2020
— SHIVA. (@_SHIVA_JI_) December 14, 2020
— Aditya Gona (@aditya_gona) December 14, 2020
— Swapnil Warule (@SwapnilWarule19) December 14, 2020
YouTube stopped working around the globe.
Meanwhile Incognito mode : pic.twitter.com/dhPBjmWKy1
— Vishal Bansal (@The_MemeBaaaz) December 14, 2020
— अघोरी 🚩 (@BhagwaDhari03) December 14, 2020
— Saleem Malik🇵🇰 (@iSaleemMalik) December 14, 2020
Me Googling why Google is not working
Google : pic.twitter.com/ZccZEzdoLt
— DhruvPawar (@DhruvPa14021230) December 15, 2020
— I Support Farmers 🏹 (@the_preet_sidhu) December 15, 2020
— karl Daher (@karlDaher) December 14, 2020
— Akshit Photography-Wedding Photographer in Indore (@AkshitPhoto) December 14, 2020
However, this has also started a new debate as many people think that India should work on creating its own search engine, video platform etc. just like China, Russia and other countries have done because over-dependence on other country’s system can be problematic in the future.
What is your take in this regard and how much you got affected with this outage?