Video conferencing service Zoom went down yesterday with users complaining of freezing, as well as audio and video glitches and problems admitting participants and logging in.
Zoom is usually a very efficient product so the world was surprised. and then it began to dawn on people that it wasn’t a workday but the Sabbath.
The tech company did not acknowledge the problems immediately. But it can’t be coincidence that it occurred just as churches prepared to host Sunday morning services, prompting one Twitter user to joke: “Looks like the church broke the internet.”
“Imagine if door locks in churches across the country jammed simultaneously on a Sunday morning,” Reverend Simon Harvey wrote on Twitter.
Our team is investigating the root cause of issues joining Zoom Meetings. These issues appear to be limited to a subset of users. Please visit https://t.co/aqz5nSoQRw for updates.— Zoom (@zoom_us) May 17, 2020