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YouTube has been down for more than an hour

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site.

The company is well aware of the issue and tweeting its updates. The account began responding to tweets reporting the outage about an hour ago and has painstakingly replied to many, many reports from users since.

YouTube doesn’t experience downtime very often, making Tuesday’s outage pretty notable. We’ve reached out to YouTube about the cause of the outage and will update this story when we learn more.

YouTube appears to be down, please don’t call the police

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YouTube appears to be down, and the internet doesn’t know what to do.

The video platform was inaccessible on Tuesday night, either showing a server error, a blank page, or broken images when people tried to load the website. 

The YouTube app also showed the same problems.

YouTube wrote in a tweet that it was “working on resolving” the issues, and apologised for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.

— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018 Read more…

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Adorable 5-year-old gives Prince Harry a little beard pat

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Decorum be damned when there are royal beards to tickle.

That’s the kind of rebellion Prince Harry found during a royal visit to the Australian town of Dubbo, when a tiny school boy indulged in a little pat of His Royal Highness’ beard.

The Duke of Sussex landed himself an adorable hug and a stroke of the facial hair from 5-year-old Luke Vincent of Buninyong Public School at a meet-and-greet at Dubbo Airport. The video, posted by 7 News, will melt even the most steadfast of cynics into a puddle of goo.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are currently touring Australia ahead of the Invictus Games starting on Saturday. After announcing on Twitter that they’re expecting a baby in spring 2019, the pair have been given some truly Australian gifts. Read more…

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Just try not to stomp and clamp watching Rami Malek performing ‘We Will Rock You’

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You can’t mistake that drum beat. You know when to clap, when to stomp. But do you know how Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was actually written?

In a new clip from upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek as legendary frontman Freddie Mercury is introduced to the song by Gwilym Lee as iconic guitarist Brian May.

“I wanna give the audience a song they can perform,” says Lee as May. “Imagine… thousands of people doing this in unison.” 

“What’s the lyric?” asks Malek as Mercury.

Then, we get a little sneak peek into one of the most prolific songs in music history, fronted by an electrifying Malek.  Read more…

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This meme is tricking people into visiting the voter registration website

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Hello, have you registered to vote yet? There may still be time to do so, depending on your state.

Give the constant sense of urgency in our great nation, some folks are trying their hardest to convince people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Sometimes — people need a little extra push.

Sure, it just takes a few clicks and some tappy taps on your keyboard to register, but getting to that website and actually registering can be a challenge for some procrastinators. Because of this, some people have taken to good old fashioned clickbait.

Wow I can’t believe this is why Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split up https://t.co/WQrbEBV6uD pic.twitter.com/Dc8b9azhua

— Tim (@cigelske) October 14, 2018 Read more…

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