On Halloween 2017 the unthinkable happened. The world's most popular team communication platform Slack suffered a worldwide outage forcing web developers and project managers all over the world to turn to one another and communicate face to face. Hearts raced as mouthbreathers were forced to use their mouths for more than just breathing. Arlene in accounts met the other members of her company for the first time ever and productivity was remarkably unaffected.
Out of this peril and chaos came a gift from the gods. Memes by the bucketload. Here are some highlights.
— Christie M-Beckx (@ChristieMBeckx) November 1, 2017
When Slack is down and you actually have to work pic.twitter.com/rCFZWdoiXm
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) November 1, 2017
SLACK. I kind of need you to start working so I can talk to my colleagues who are right next to me. pic.twitter.com/veekor5JjD
— Meghann Farnsworth (@mtfarnsworth) November 1, 2017
When you arrive in the office and find out that Slack's not working. pic.twitter.com/jKZpHooEaH
— Shannen Sapar (@shansapar) November 1, 2017
when slack is down pic.twitter.com/fwMBLWBi34
— Scary Seinfeld (@Seinfeld2000) November 1, 2017
— Adam Hutchinson (@adamiswriting) October 31, 2017
When slack goes down and you work for a remote company pic.twitter.com/qFP8JqTW7R
— Ahhmy PoOoOotter (@HelloMissPotter) October 31, 2017
What would happen if both Twitter and Slack went down at the same time?! How would we know?! pic.twitter.com/J0MLWUpE0r
— Gareth @ SaltConf17 (@garethgreenaway) October 31, 2017
OMG Slack is down. Send help, people are talking to each other!! TALKING!!! pic.twitter.com/ITX2XmDUWW
— Baz Scott (@bazscott) October 31, 2017
When Slack is down we get creative - Meme Highlights of the Slack Outage https://t.co/YU2XZCJ0LA
— Digital8 (@Digital8Aus) November 1, 2017
— Natmate (@NatDudley) October 31, 2017
As expected Slack have been active on Twitter as well trying to put out fires.
We'll be back up soon! Don't break out the fax machine just yet.
— Slack (@SlackHQ) November 1, 2017
Update: According to my sources (our actual Slack) it's back up and running now. We can go back to not talking to each other now. Phew.