By Douglas Ernst -The Washington Times
GOOGLELAND – Googleâ€™s Gmail users across the United States, Canada and Europe were impacted when their feee email service went down for about an hour Friday afternoon.
The service resumed shortly after 3 p.m.
Earlier, Google released a statement: â€œWeâ€™re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.â€
The email service outage prompted the Twitter hashtag #gmail to start trending almost immediately.
â€œFor everyone worrying about the #Gmail outage, rest assured that your messages are safely being restored by the NSA,â€ joked Twitter user Ian Gertler.