How do you keep Google down? You don't

Google South Africa was down for a few minutes on Thursday, (AFP)

Google South Africa was down for a few minutes on Thursday, (AFP)

Google South Africa was down for a few minutes on Thursday and before we could thrive in the joys of search-engine dependent citizens losing their minds and “Asking Jeeves”, it was back up again.

No we did not imagine it. As proof, two South Africans took to Twitter to acknowledge they had noticed it as well.

@danielbigred from Twitter, turned out to be the fastest fingers in the great Google “Gone for a Second” event:

This was followed by a couple of tweets by @xdoomx:

He even took the time to post a meme.

But to no avail, the tweets fell off the trend band-wagon because Google won’t let South Africans on Twitter be great.

Dear Google, next time give the nation some time to get really riled up. Even if it’s just for funsies. 

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee is the social media accounts director at Ogilvy PR. She was previously the deputy digital news editor and social media editor at the Mail & Guardian. Haji has an honours degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and continues to write columns for the M&G. Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee


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