Because of the outage, some schools decided to cancel online school for the day.
We look forward to the inevitable flood of thinkpieces.
I'm sitting here in the dark in my toddler's room because the light is controlled by @Google Home. Rethinking... a lot right now.
— Joe Brown (@joemfbrown) December 14, 2020
Google was hit with a massive outage early Monday morning in New York as Gmail, Google Cloud, Google Classroom and pretty much all of the company's other cloud-based services went down, snarling business and education across the country.
Starting at around 0653ET, the website Downdetector reported tens of thousands of user outage reports from the US, the UK and across Europe.