Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Is Your Google App Down? - Get an Update

If you rely on Gmail, Google Docs, or some other online Google application to get through the day, when it stops working your online life can come to a halt. One thing you can do if this happens is to figure out if it is a local problem on your computer or with your ISP, or if it is a larger problem. One place to go for rumor and speculation is Twitter Search at http://search.twitter.com. If it is a system-wide problem, there will be many Tweets.

To go straight to the Google source, check out Google's Apps Status Dashboard at http://www.google.com/appsstatus. You can get a general overview of the status of the more popular applications. If you see a service disruption or service outage icon, click on it to get updated information.

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