Safely Surrounded

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Did anyone notice the temporary Gmail outage yesterday? I did the minute it went down and off to twitter I flew. I love Twitter for that one exact reason - instant answers. As much as I dislike following the crowd there is a certain comfort in being "surrounded". In knowing that there are other people out there that are wondering and going through the same things you are.

In that instance I felt safe. Even though I feared that if Gmail didn't come back soon the world might crumble. I'm not sure I've ever felt that way before; feeling safe among others. "Safety in numbers" in not one of the quotes you'll ever see on my wall. I'm very happy with just my Hubby fam. and close friends (and my bloggy buddies of course).

Guess there are always exception. Perhaps I am growing up and realizing that other people aren't as scary as they seem to be, sometimes they can actually be the opposite. I wonder which one, if either, it is...

9 bubble blowin' comments:

Eva Gallant said...

I don't use gmail, so I didn't notice; have to confess, I don't Tweet, either. I missed the whole thing!

You know you can always count on your bloggy friends!

Amy said...

I saw that. I was trying to email my husband and it was down for about an hour. Crazy how dependent we can become on a free service, isn't it? Glad it's up and running again.

I don't tweet. Never been able to get into it. Why would anyone want to hear about my lovely day of wiping noses and changing diapers? That is why I blog! :)

Juls said...

I think it's some of both. the world is a mix of scary and nice people

La Belle Mere UK said...

I'm afraid, like Eva, I missed the whole thing to! Sorry about that! But glad you've recovered!

LBM xxx

Mighty M said...

Yes, I noticed. I get crabby about anything that messes with my day. And I didn't think to check twitter. Fortunately, I survived. ;-)

Tammy Howard said...

I DO use gmail, but I missed it and thank goodness! I would've been in full-blown panic mode and I may not have thought of twitter. I probably wouldn't have thought of twitter...

Nicole said...

I noticed! DOnt they know how important we are!?! I too turned to twiiter and sure enough there was google tweeting! and putting me at ease =D

MJW said...

I tweeted about it and was super annoyed! Glad I wasn't the only one. Luckily I have a few email addresses :)

Ashley said...

stopping by from SITS to say hi! yeah i noticed the outage too..i really need to get on the twitter ban wagon! have a great day :)

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