The length of this outage is not yet determined, but we hope it will be at most until tomorrow morning.
But the outage has raised the question of what that proportional response would look like, and whether it would be legal.
The Daily Beast rounds up the best tweets, photos, and more from the outage.
“I hope everything goes back to normal soon,” Janajra said, worrying about how the outage will affect his business.
A few beats later, Tunku articulated this widespread anxiety: “Did Chinese hackers trigger the outage?”
See the funniest tweets about the outage from news junkies, pundits, Times reporters, and more.