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 became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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