The Internet's Day Off: The 26 Funniest Twitter Reactions to the Amazon S3 Outage
If you haven’t heard, the internet died yesterday.
Well, not really -- but Amazon S3 went down, and it took much of the internet with it.
The effects of the outage were so expansive, I had to originally publish this article on Medium and IMPACT was forced to cancel its February Website Throwdown.
(It's been rescheduled to this Friday, March 3rd at 2:00PM EST, by the way. Don't miss it!):
But anyway —
The Amazon Web Services tool that provides storage for millions of website files across the globe (including popular tools and sites such as Quora, Buffer, Slack, Giphy, Expedia, Airbnb, Zendesk, MailChimp, Unbounce, NewsCorp, Pinterest, shall I continue?) experienced a major outage on the U.S. East Coast beginning as early as 10:00 AM.
The technical difficulties sent tech companies and internet users (like IMPACT) into a frenzy and needless to say, hilarity ensued on Twitter.
Here are some of our favorite Twitter reactions to the Amazon S3 outage:
We can’t publish our story about AWS being down because, well, AWS is down pic.twitter.com/cwUWEkLBuM— Mashable (@mashable) February 28, 2017
Waiting for Amazon S3 to come back up like... #amazons3 pic.twitter.com/L8EfzO9vGh— Snakt (@snakt) February 28, 2017
Devs responding to Amazon S3 outages pic.twitter.com/Uh2dnmuapO— Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin) February 28, 2017
"Hey @Quora, what happens when Amazon S3 goes down?" Oh... #awsoutage pic.twitter.com/tXqwGViIxx— John Sandall (@John_Sandall) February 28, 2017
Little known fact: Amazon S3 was in America illegally and has just been deported. #MAGA— Tom Voss (@TomVoss0) February 28, 2017
With Amazon S3 Down We are all old men pic.twitter.com/aT5EXe9ieM— Such _Politics (@SuchPolitics) February 28, 2017
Amazon S3 is down and the internet is burning pic.twitter.com/PZ6sU54UK6— Donovan McDabb (@govinbhai) February 28, 2017
Today is Amazon S3 dependency awareness day— Jim 🇺🇸 (@graphikjunkie) February 28, 2017
When the internet goes down and you are forced to go outside and observe the world #Amazon #S3 @awscloud pic.twitter.com/B1vimS2wVK— Pavan Sethi 👨🏾💻 (@sethi_pavan) February 28, 2017
Amazon S3 is down. pic.twitter.com/An5tbiKtaL— Zac Fowler (@Zac_Fowler) February 28, 2017
Amazon S3 outage is basically a digital snow day for grown ups.— Corbeau (@CorbeauSeattle) February 28, 2017
When Amazon S3 is down, ask Linda. pic.twitter.com/hxcgy9oZDu— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) February 28, 2017
That moment when Amazon S3 goes down and trello and CircleCI don't work #s3down pic.twitter.com/gMde4cGGic— Disqava (@disqava) February 28, 2017
I know I'm piling on here, but Amazon's stock price is a better uptime indicator than their status page. #AWS #S3 #awscloud pic.twitter.com/QMEAiTCK9G— Bobby Schmidt (@Schmidt_RB) February 28, 2017
someone cmd + n the internet.. #Amazon #S3 pic.twitter.com/iC2P4QWBDH— Melissa Smith (@msmith2140) February 28, 2017
When https://t.co/lDO96b57PO is down because of the Amazon S3 outage pic.twitter.com/l4TRqtGWI7— Rob Buckley (@robertbckly) February 28, 2017
The last Amazon S3 outage killed the dinosaurs.— Gonzalo Chacón A. (@TrollGonTroll) February 28, 2017
#1 Programmer excuse for legitimately slacking off: AWS outage https://t.co/poA9w3v3J2 #aws #s3 pic.twitter.com/iTzKU6e4zj— Jeff Geerling (@geerlingguy) February 28, 2017
Developers on twitter right now #Amazon #S3 pic.twitter.com/dpNkyKVkaR— Kamran Ahmed (@kamranahmedse) February 28, 2017
wow this amazon outage is really taking a toll pic.twitter.com/7efX84789P— Jarry (@jarry) February 28, 2017
Amazon S3 means that I can go home, right? #awscloud #awss3 #spongebob pic.twitter.com/VpwsN6rS92— Hank Zerbe (@ZerbRush) February 28, 2017
this mini-vacation brought to you by Amazon S3.— Keith Peters (@bit101) February 28, 2017
Meanwhile over at Amazon S3... pic.twitter.com/8B0G6h3Pcq— Paul Matthew Carr (@DaddyElk) February 28, 2017
(c. 2019, Neo New York, Amazon S3 Outage Never Resolved Timeline) pic.twitter.com/FHyneg3EU2— very bad timelines (@WorstTimelines) February 28, 2017
SEAN SPICER CONFIRMS AMAZON S3 FUNCTIONING NORMALLY pic.twitter.com/XhERorysuR— Tessa Pahkamaa (@tepahk) February 28, 2017
Must. Newsjack. Amazon. S3. pic.twitter.com/vjjI8NPn5m— Ramona Sukhraj (@ramonasukhraj) February 28, 2017
Wondering where to begin?