Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 23:53

Global Googlers were ready to press the panic button because they had no idea what was happening last night. All we know is that Internet traffic dropped by nearly half while Google suffered a complete black-out.

There were desperate messages on Twitter complaining that Google, along YouTube and Gmail, were down and out.

The thousand pound gorilla of the web suffered a 40% drop in global internet traffic for a 5 minute blackout as users struggled to find what it was they were looking for on the worldwide web.

The mysterious reason for this unexplained brief outage is not known, and Google refuses to comment. It appears to us and many others that Google has some explaining to do.