Archive for February 24th, 2009

Gmail down?? Uhh, check Twitter!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Gmail is DOWN at the moment!

So, what to do when you can’t access your email, and want to know if this is a local thing or internet-wide??

Well, do a Twitter search. Twitter is becoming THE social network for breaking news and online alerts!

My results on the search term ‘gmail down‘ were overwhelming:

(as you can see, there were more than 500 new results within 5 minutes after doing the search!)

An nice visual alternative is Twitterfall where new tweets matching your search are falling down on the page.