10 Things To Do When Gmail Goes Down

I was hitting send on an important email when much to my dismay I was served a page that Gmail has a temporary server error. YES, Google’s Gmail is down! :(

While some may see this as a sign of a coming apocalypse, I am going to error on the side of caution and share a few things you can do now to pass the time.

1.) Don’t Panic. Gmail is down and you now have time on your hands.



2.) Take a nap. Preferably in an office Hammock.


3.) Go Golf.

4.) Watch puppies online.

Click here to watch more puppies or watch a live penguin cam

5.) Tweet about Gmail.


6.) Read Tweets about Gmail being down.



7.) Talk about Justin Bieber’s crazy last 6 months. Someone needs to step in and save him from himself.

bieber mugshot

8.) Setup your own mail server. Or look to another mail provider. AOL appears to be up.


9.) Write a book or finish one that you have already started. ;)

10.) Oh… wait… it looks like Gmail is back up! That was fast. Back to work.

Seems like the only logical benefactor of this outage was Twitter. Could this have been the work of those crazy birds? Seems like a logical conspiracy theory to me. :)

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.
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