It’s not just you. YouTube went down worldwide.
The mega-popular video site went offline Tuesday night for users around the world. Visitors to the YouTube homepage were greeted by a half-loading page that showed the subscribed channels, but no videos.
Clicking on any channels resulted in users being greeted by a picture of a monkey holding a hammer and the text “500 Internal Server error.” A message read: “Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them)” followed by a long string of code.
In an update posted to Twitter, YouTube said it was aware of the issue, though didn’t provide details on when service would be restored or what caused the outage.
The site briefly came back online Tuesday night, but has since gone back down.
Needless to say, the internet was not prepared to deal with this. Users flocked to Twitter with #YouTubeDown quickly rising to the number five spot on site’s Trending Topics list in the United States, and the top Trending Topic on Twitter’s worldwide list of trends.
Some lamented that this is how the apocalypse starts.
Others were trying to figure out what to do with their time.
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