Posts tagged: broken

My Google Talk is broken!

By , 2009-11-11 20:34

Update: I managed to find a form to contact Google. And as of today (November 22) my Google Talk account seems to be working fine again!

Some of you may know that I’ve been trying to get people to abandon their MSN/Windows Live accounts in favour of the somewhat-open Google Talk service. This endeavour has been more or less successful; thank you to my friends that listened. However, now all that may have been in vain. My Google Talk account has been corrupted. I no longer have any contacts. None. And I can’t even add any. The google talk client on my Blackberry says “internal error”. The google talk gadget in gmail shows no contacts. Adding contacts in Adium or Pidgin just creates a bunch of “not authorized” contacts.

Now I have always been a big fan of Google services. So I’m not about to let my Google Talk account go unused. Unfortunately, there is no longer ANY WAY to contact google. NONE. They removed all their contact forms. The hid away all their e-mail addresses. So now I’m stuck with a semi-functional google account. I’ve been using google services since 2003, and have participated in betas and tests. I just realized my Google Wave account is dead too. Gmail still works, but for how long?

Gmail down

By , 2009-09-24 10:42

UPDATE: Google has posted a document explaining the service disruption. Google Service disruption – Sept 24/09

Gmail seems to be down right now… ( Sep 24, 2009 @ 10:42)

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