#USA Slack outage cues massive freakout, but it’s significant for more than that




If you spent any time on Twitter Monday afternoon, you likely are aware that Slack was down for a couple hours for many users.

While the millions of non-Slack users went about their day as usual, for the company’s million or so daily users, the downtime inspired a much different response. Momentary freak-outs over service disruptions are nothing new, but Slack’s outage is significant for more than the pithy reactions it inspired.

The issue began at 11:50 a.m. PT, when the company said it was investigating “sporadic connectivity issues,” according the company’s status dashboard. The issue was finally resolved more than two and a half hours later at 2:24 p.m. PT. The company didn’t give a reason for the outage, but said it would continue to “closely monitor” the situation Read more…

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