The Internet always has a passionate reaction to websites going down, but the newest instance of it is getting a bit of Marvel fair.
On Tuesday night, Youtube users began to notice that the website was experiencing quite a lot of errors, with outages lasting for over half an hour. While it's unclear exactly what caused that problem, YouTube's official social media have hinted that they're working to fix it.
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
In the meantime, the Internet has decided to entertain itself in some pretty hilarious ways, including blaming the whole ordeal on Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos. Like the Presidential Alert before it, some can't help but compare Youtube's outage to Thanos' snap that destroyed half the universe. Here's a round-up of some of those tweets.
Thanos got YouTube ? pic.twitter.com/zBikg7MiAV— ?? Depression ?? #WatchGintama (@Chaoskush95) October 17, 2018
If Thanos snaps again, will that take down Twitter as well? So long Youtube. pic.twitter.com/8rHVzE71Hk— Cyrus Martin (@cyrusmartin) October 17, 2018
Just finished watching Ant Man and The Wasp. After the mid credit scene tried going to YouTube to show my wife the Captain Marvel trailer....... and YouTube is down. Maybe the Thanos snap really did happen ?— Frank Nerad (@Neepad5) October 17, 2018
What if Thanos deleted half of all videos and YouTube are just too embarrassed to show us so they just put the whole site on private.— ShockMouths (@shockmouths) October 17, 2018
Thanos: i must balance the YT universeOctober 17, 2018
Youtube is obviously down because thanos snapped and erased half of the video sharing platforms on Earth.— JackO'lanfern (@MechaTSG) October 17, 2018