Gmail down?? Uhh, check Twitter!

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.