Tens of millions of people are going to wake up in a panic this morning when they go to check Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks only to find out that all of the video links they click on are dead. Why? Because YouTube is down. AHHH! Google’s insanely popular video site went offline just before 7:30AM EDT, and all clicks to videos return the dreaded 500 Internal Server Error, which looks like this:

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There’s no word yet on what’s causing the error, and there’s also no word on when it might be fixed. Since you can’t watch all those videos of cats and dogs and birds and fails and everything else that was shared overnight in your timelines, we recommend taking that extra time to go outside and enjoy some fresh air. Or leave for work early so you actually get there on time and your boss is happy.

OK, who are we kidding? Just keep clicking on all those videos until the evil 500 error goes away.

UPDATE: Phew… YouTube is back online and all is right in the world. Bring on the kittens.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.