‘YouTube is down!’ The great 10-minute or so YouTube outage of 2012

Vince Coglianese Contributor

Users looking to access videos on were extremely disappointed for a few minutes today. The site appeared to be down around 4:25 p.m. EST for a couple minutes.

Viewers were treated to a clever “500 Internal Server Error” when they visited any location of the site:

By approximately 4:30 p.m. EST, the site was back up and serving distracting videos for the world. A massive crisis of an oversupply of productivity has been narrowly averted.

Carry on.

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