YouTube Down For Some Users

Chris CrumTechnology

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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!!!!! 4 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Is YouTube down? When does THAT happen? 6 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

YouTube is down… This is a first 😐 7 minutes ago via Twitter for Mac · powered by @socialditto

YOUTUBE IS DOWN. NYAN CAT IS UNHARMED. STAY CALM. 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Seriously, @YouTube. Again? Just launch #CosmicPanda already. All these down times are really shanking me. 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Wow, YouTube is down right now. It's the equivalent of the cable going out from 20 years ago. 1 minute ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

its so ridiculous how now that youtube is down i have no idea where to go to watch videos. 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

YouTube is down. It's like a million kyoot kittehs were suddenly silenced. 3 minutes ago via Twitter for Mac · powered by @socialditto

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... 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.