Rachel Paige
February 28, 2017 3:33 pm
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If you are a person on the internet, you might have noticed that things sorta stopped working earlier today. One of Amazon’s clouds — Amazon S3, to be exact, which just happens to be one of the largest internet servers out there and hosts everything from images to video — went down. This meant that lots and lots of things hosted on this cloud completely crashed and left many alone in the dark abyss of the internet.

It was nothing short of CHAOS as everyone scrambled to figure out what would, and wouldn’t work — bye bye, Slack! — as everyone just tried to carry on with their day. CHAOS, I say.

Thankfully, Twitter was not affected whatsoever by this outage, which meant that many on the internet took to the social media site to vent their frustration, and let loose some jokes, in 140 characters. Cranky internet is sometimes the best internet.

Many learned exactly what Amazon S3 was for the first time today. Cool stuff, bro:

The memes were aplenty:

The jokes were just plain GOLD:

Let’s be real, productivity dropped to an all time low:

We seem to be done with the worst of it now, and slowly the internet is returning to normal. So, we did it everyone! We survived the Amazon S3 Outage of 2017!! Pat yourself on the back, you’re stronger for it.

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