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Target and PayPal have both experienced temporary Internet shutdowns today, seemingly because of a flood of consumer traffic. It's unclear exactly how long the outages occurred, but the blackouts lingered long enough to draw the ire of many Twitter users.
hey @Target , great online sales that I can't see because your site can't handle the traffic.
— Tim Hunter (@NicknameThunder) November 30, 2015
Such a development must frustrate marketers for Target, which appears to be running advertising across the Web today, particularly with a big purchase on ESPN's home page.