Worldwide Internet traffic sees 40 percent drop
August 19 , 2013
Google total eclipse for between one and five minutes led to a drop in the internet traffic by 40 percent.
Developer Simon Tabor said "as internet users, our reliance on Google.com being up is huge."
The outage not only affected Google Search but also Gmail, Youtube and Google Drive. The company hasn't commented on the cause of incident and has only directed inquiring media outlets to a message that acknowledged the incident.
Phil Dearson of Tribal Worldwide said he hadn't heard of any such thing before. He said "it's a massive surprise for all of Google's services to go down at the same time. It's probably a physical infrastructure problem given the size of the outage, but it's hard to know at this stage."