AWS S3 Outage Brings Out Best of Twitter

The massive service disruption of AWS Simple Storage Service’s US-EAST-1 Region last week caused plenty of issues for folks, but it also gave Twitter the opportunity to truly shine.


Dan takes a look at some of the best tweets during the AWS S3 outage last week.

The internet has plenty of amazing things to offer, and as someone old enough to remember a time when it was not as accessible, I’m appreciative of it every day.

However, of all the incredible options you have online, one of my favorite things to do is go on Twitter. Sure, Twitter is far from perfect. It hasn’t really figured out how to turn a profit, and there is that whole “Twitter troll” issue. But putting those problems aside, I still find Twitter to be a pretty fun place that's always good for a laugh. 

That especially rings true when something big happens. The outage Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) suffered in the US-EAST-1 Region was the most recent example, as many folks impacted by the service disruption took to Twitter to let their voices be heard.

As you can imagine, Twitter’s reaction to the AWS S3 outage did not disappoint. I’ve compiled some of my favorite tweets below. Enjoy.

Editor’s note: I understand the outage did take place over a week ago. The reason I didn’t do this last week is because my focus was on the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read my feature on the process around selecting the plan processor for the CAT, which is currently free to view for a limited time.

According to Amazon, the human error that caused the service disruption occurred at 12:37 p.m. EST. It didn’t take long for Twitter to take notice and predict the ensuing disaster.

It quickly became clear that things were not going smoothly for those impacted by the outage.

And people looking to figure out a solution to their problems came to realize how far-reaching the outage was.

In fact, those responsible for keeping tabs on whether websites were up and running were having their own issues.

With some handling the news better than others.

As is the case with every big moment on Twitter, a meme from “The Simpsons” had to be incorporated…

…followed shortly by one from “The Office."

And people couldn’t resist having President Trump get in on the fun.

The AWS S3 outage also led to some shocking revelations.

And as is always the case, one firm’s disaster is another’s victory.

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