Update: 04:37 EST: It's back up for us.
I have to say this is the first time I've seen this happen, and I've spent a lot of time on YouTube since I've been writing for WebProNews. I've had random videos not work, but right now, nothing is working.
The home page is coming up, but when I try to go to a video page, I get the message pictured above or just "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable".
And it's not just for us. Here are some complaints from Twitter:
Youtube is down. THE END IS NEAR!!!!!
Is YouTube down? When does THAT happen?
YouTube is down… This is a first 😐
YOUTUBE IS DOWN. NYAN CAT IS UNHARMED. STAY CALM.
Wow, YouTube is down right now. It's the equivalent of the cable going out from 20 years ago.
its so ridiculous how now that youtube is down i have no idea where to go to watch videos.
YouTube is down. It's like a million kyoot kittehs were suddenly silenced.
Too bad YouTube info isn't available on Google's Apps Status Dashboard.
I hope this isn't a sign of things to come as YouTube becomes a more important player in home entertainment. I wonder how many movie rentals and live streams are being interrupted right now.
It does seem to be working for some people:
Apparently YouTube is down for some people? I've been getting errors here or there, but I can still use it...