Not an outage24 May 2008
Google.cn search queries for May 19th at 2:27pm took a bit of a hit, as follows:
Three minutes of national mourning for earthquake victims. Taken seriously and moving in a way that is a little difficult to imagine an analogue for in Australia — tongue-in-cheek about re:cessation of Google-ing… but intended as a broader comment on national displays of stuff in all seriousness. Perhaps unfair as Australia hasn’t really had any disaster of this magnitude in recent times, I know.
Everyone was outside as traffic stopped to remember and share in the grief of millions. Some things are more important than search.
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