Slack went down again, so colleagues had to talk to each other
Slack was down for a few hours today. It has now returned online. The original story appears below.
Slack is down so I had no choice but to look up from my monitor and wonder… wait a sec… who are these people sitting all around me?? My COLLEAGUES? We are all corralled in a physical space to talk to each other in the face, and not just with dancing emoji? Neat!
Slack reported outages around 9:30 E.T. on Wednesday. Messages failed to send, and Slack couldn’t connect to the internet.
Down Detector showed outages across the East Coast of the U.S., some other parts of the U.S., and in Europe.
Slack was still working on the outage as of 10 a.m. ET. And the world noticed — Slack was also trending on Twitter.
It was a reflective free-for-all on Twitter, naturally.
Slack is down. Be free. No gods no masters no editors
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) June 27, 2018
Slack is down, so journalists can focus on their main job: tweeting.
— Jay Yarow (@jyarow) June 27, 2018
slack is so integral to my work life that when it’s down i’m honestly surprised that anything else still works. like wow, twitter is fine? my phone still texts? the english language still makes sense? my eyes still work?
— Sophie Ho (@sophanho) June 27, 2018
Slack last went down in May, and work similarly came to a blissful standstill.
Guess we’ll have to talk business IRL for now. What a concept!
UPDATE 6/27/2018, 11:15 a.m. ET:
Slack says it is “still in rocky waters.”
UPDATE 6/27/2018, 12:40 p.m. ET:
Slack restored service around 12:30 p.m. ET. Thank goodness — our throats were getting sore from all that yapping.