Gmail: Advertising’s Favorite Web Service Down

By Matt Van Hoven 

Those of you who are wondering if Gmail is down &#151 yes, it is! No longer can you peruse your mail while wondering how Google knew you have an affinity for peppermint flavored socks. At least for the time being:

“September 1, 2009 8:18:00 AM PDT
Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.”

As with the recent Twitter FAIL, people might actually get some work done. Oh, except that Gmail is a work tool. Damn! Might as well watch The Week in Advertising.

Oh, and iGoogle is broken for us, too.

Update: iGoogle works again, and you can get mail through the gmail widget (

Update 2: Breath again, it’s fixed!

Via Techcrunch

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