Slack is down and media twitter is freaking out!
For those who don’t work with Slack on a daily basis, it’s basically the conference room for those who work remotely. It’s the hub of communication for those in media.
Countless writers and editors are currently looking at screens saying “connection trouble,” and screaming in horror.
As I write this, I too am dealing with the dread of a Slackless existence. I sit here watching my Mediaite cohorts take on topics and delegate who will write each article, and I can’t chime in. It’s like I’m living out my own version of A Christmas Carol.
This post is my letter in a bottle. Will my words ever reach the mainland for all to read? Maybe. Am I being dramatic? Anything is possible.
While we sit back helpless, here’s a look at Twitter’s take on a day without Slack:
— DoSomething.org (@dosomething) January 9, 2018
Slack servers right now pic.twitter.com/A8INpXyVpO
— Product Hunt (@ProductHunt) January 9, 2018
Honestly if Slack, Twitter, and Gmail ever go down at the same time I’ll probably freeze like a housecat who just stares at an open door because it has no concept of freedom.
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) January 9, 2018
Minute 15: Still no Slack, getting restless. I met a friend named Wilson, here to guide me through this journey. pic.twitter.com/TnqrbkYZ64
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 9, 2018
when slack is down pic.twitter.com/D6OegOo2Av
— Micah Peters (@micahpeters_) January 9, 2018
Slack is down.
We’re totally ok. pic.twitter.com/YBnnT5YOA0
— ESPN Esports (@ESPN_Esports) January 9, 2018
Slack Mirror pic.twitter.com/cdEy8pCDHg
— Josh Withey ❀ (@josh_withey) January 9, 2018
ahh, broken slack
the veritable digital version of a snow day
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) January 9, 2018
slack is down, time to go home
— łopatologia (@mslopatto) January 9, 2018
Slack isn’t down. Everyone just moved into a private channel to talk shit about you.
— Sean O’Neal (@seanoneal) January 9, 2018
Surprised at how much I’ve been able to knock off my to-do list today even with a late start, thru @SlackHQ‘s afternoon crash & thru the most exhaustion I have probably ever felt.
I have never run a marathon but after four 13+ hour work days, I think I know what it’s like.
— Erica A. Hernandez (@EricaAlyssa) January 9, 2018
When Slack is down pic.twitter.com/fDo0jqqZXq
— Alyssa Vidales (@instalyssa) January 9, 2018
i know im old now bc my entire tl is all about slack being down, it used to be fun things like thirst traps
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) January 9, 2018
Slack is down and I have never felt freer.
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) January 9, 2018
me returning to slack now the outage is fixed pic.twitter.com/HhW7L0HJOB
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 9, 2018
hope you’re all enjoying this episode of SLACK MIRROR.
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 9, 2018
Hey, looks like it’s back! My letter message in a bottle landed ashore! Whew!
It's looking like everything is back to normal for all customers. Our sincere apologies for the disruption to your day. You were all so patient as we worked to get this fixed — thanks, everyone.
— Slack (@SlackHQ) January 9, 2018
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