Slack, the wildly-popular chat system that's replacing email in newsrooms and companies around the world, is down. I have doubts about the comma usage in that sentence but I have no one to discuss it with; without Slack all men are truly islands, or at least small dinghies being relentlessly battered into pieces by the endless troll-army that is Modern Twitter.
There is a think piece here about the nature of internet infrastructure and the inherent stupidity of everyone picking the same small vendor for their enterprise communication tools, but look, let's just take this moment to look up and maybe tell another human a joke that doesn't involve a sarcastic hashtag or having a chatbot fetch an image macro of your product manager looking unhappy about feature requests.
Kill it, Lauren. Slash it.
So is everyone's Slack down? Is any journalism happening in America or the world?— nilay patel (@reckless) October 14, 2014
Welp, @SlackHQ is down so we're all going to die— Sally Ghoul-char (@sallykuchar) October 14, 2014
Slack is semi-down. Snow day!— Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) October 14, 2014
jesus take the wheel @SlackHQ is down— Amy Schellenbaum (@acsbaum) October 14, 2014
Oh no, how do we work when @SlackHQ goes down?! I guess we'll have to go old school here.— Frank Fumarola (@ffumarola) October 14, 2014
I'm getting as twitchy about Slack being down as I am without Internet.— Dan Shaw (@dshaw) October 14, 2014
With @SlackHQ down, this could be my most productive day in months. :)— Erick Hitter (@ethitter) October 14, 2014
Sick, WFH and @slackhq is down. Feels like solitary confinement!!— Kathleen Smith (@KatSmithTweets) October 14, 2014
@Mike_Cunniff Slack is down how am I supposed to get your thoughts on the new Taylor Swift song— Lori McCue (@LoriMcCue) October 14, 2014