YouTube has been knocked out (update: back up!)

YouTube has been knocked out (update: back up!)
If you've gone to YouTube on your mobile device in the last 30 minutes or so, you probably got an error message, but if you tried on a desktop, you were faced with the oddest thing you may ever see: a Google service failing so hard that the error page is just a long string of characters. No word on what happened, or when it will be fixed, but we'll keep you updated as it goes on.

Reports started flooding into Twitter about 5:25PM EST, and right now the YouTube site is just showing a 500 Internal Server Error. No doubt that Google is scrambling to fix the problem, but for right now the web is going a bit stir crazy without its cat videos. Google services are known for having phenomenal up-time, so when one goes down, especially one as big as YouTube, it is something to watch. 

Update #1: At about 6PM EST, some are saying that YouTube has come back online, but others are still having problems and running into the same error. Still no word on what caused the outage. 

source: YouTube via Twitter

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20 Comments

1. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

woah wtf

2. AlanB412

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

It's working perfectly fine for me. I'm in New York City if that makes any difference at all.

3. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

my youtube works perfectly normal, idk what u r talking bout get ur facts straight phonearena

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Google also confirmed it, get your facts right. Why the heck would PA post this for nothing? Grow up

9. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

nice to know that you alone can speak for the millions and millions of people trying to access youtube. such an ass.

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

"speak for the millions" what is this 3rd grade?

18. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

You're on the internet, not everyone use english as their native language.

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's working for me (.com site). From the UK.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Working here, Kit Kat in Alberta.

6. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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8. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

not working here in Lowell Massachusetts

10. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

If i type in the URL on my computer I get the error message, but if I search a youtube video on google then it works perfectly fine and i can access other videos from it

11. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Fine here. Win8.1 Desktop.

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

bet its to do with some of the recent changes that took effect today on the 18th. Bet someone wasn't happy about it. Changes were about content id/copyright and some other stuff, primarily affected partners or others trying to monetize.

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

why what the fa/% happen?its the cats videos..

15. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Agreed. It has to be all the cat videos. Poor Colonel Meow. He's sick.

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

The *ahem* are retaliating, we can all thank the NSA

17. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Working fine in Bangladesh :3

19. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Damn you Bob.

20. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

working here aus

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