Tyler Lopez for Slate:
Mere seconds before today’s brief but tumultuous Gmail outage, a team of SREs (site reliability engineers) from Google announced a Reddit ask-me-anything forum scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Eastern. While most of the world spent the time clawing at their computer keyboards and shouting across offices, Reddit users pounced on the outage in no time, posting hilarious quips and trading questions regarding service availability while Google scrambled to address the problem. The very first post?
“Is GMail Down? :)” link
You're an SRE, Gmail just went down, it's time for “ask me anything” on Reddit…likelihood of getting trolled…100%.