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Gmail Goes Down Right as Google’s Site Reliability Team Prepped for a Reddit AMA

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Jan
2014

Just as Googles site reliability engineering team started up a pre-scheduled Ask Me Anything on Reddit on Friday, the companys entire email service went down.  Gmail is down; My Twitter feed is 100% gmail-is-down jokes. Hello, Reddit! the team wrote in their posted introduction as Journalism Twitter descended into panic, We are the Google Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. Moments later, the team updated Redditors on the Gmail outage: If you have questions about today’s issue with Gmail, please see: http://www.google.com/appsstatus — Our team will continue to post updates there. None of the engineers specifically mentioned working on Gmail, although at least one member participating in the AMA apparently works on social (i.e.

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