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E-commerce giant Amazon went offline for about 45 minutes this afternoon and the general public freaked out. While the team at Amazon scrambled to fix what they've described as an "issue...causing problems on Amazon and Seller Central" (specific!), shoppers took to Twitter to poke fun at the situation.
Amazon is down! I have two disease-free chickens to barter directly for a curved blacksmith's veining chisel which I need in great haste.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 19, 2013
Internet Users Actually Doing Work Unaware Amazon Was Even Down— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) August 19, 2013
Of course @amazon is going to take a moment to respond to your tweets directly while their entire site is down.— Bob Sherron (@bsdeluxe) August 19, 2013
Amazon is current as accessible as a real store is when you are using me to navigate there.— Apple Navigation (@AppleNav) August 19, 2013
Wow - who foresaw that Jeff Bezos would buy The Washington Post and then shut http://t.co/0QWn21EkLh down. Didn't see that twist coming.— Todd Henry (@toddhenry) August 19, 2013
JEFF BEZOS, CALL YOUR OFFICE http://t.co/0cpjckIWW5— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 19, 2013
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