Slack, the cloud-based communication platform that’s popular among businesses, went down for about three hours on Wednesday, and workplace pandemonium ensued.
relatable queen Slack breaking down during the workday
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) June 27, 2018
With @SlackHQ still down, I can only communicate by phone, text, email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, GroupMe, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Now I know how my grandparents did business.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 27, 2018
Slack is down at work and my coworker just slid this to me. pic.twitter.com/ChcrXJMeDf
— Sadie Boyd (@Wonder_Phoenix) June 27, 2018
When Slack is down… this is what we resort to. pic.twitter.com/5rmDcYBeEe
— Brandless (@brandless) June 27, 2018
if you send me an email while slack is down i will call the police
— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) June 27, 2018
For some workers, this prompted a horrible realization: they might have to speak actual words to their coworkers.
— Riley Winn (@allRidoisWinn) June 27, 2018
Slack is down, and people are actually talking to each other. It’s like 2005 all over again.
— Cat Miller (@redcat9) June 27, 2018
Meanwhile, some remote workers found themselves lost out in the metaphorical business sea.
Working remotely when Slack is down. pic.twitter.com/sotI3ljH1G
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) June 27, 2018
When Slack is out and you’re working from home. pic.twitter.com/ZEcg9uasPZ
— Caitlin PenzeyMoog (@PenzeyMoog) June 27, 2018
The outage did have a bright side for some, though. Without Slack to fill up their time, workers were reaching a new level of productivity.
Since Slack’s been down I’ve written 2 bestsellers, won an Oscar for Best Original Screnplay, launched a cannabis lifestyle site & founded a dog sanctuary. What’s everyone else been up to?
— Cher (@thecherness) June 27, 2018
After a few hours, Slack was back up and running, and offices had retreated back to the familiar sound of fingers typing out messages.
when u hear slack is up pic.twitter.com/tBxT7afAnm
— darth™ (@darth) June 27, 2018