UPDATE 24/01/14 Whole of Google+ Down – Database backed up to 21 January 2014.

The Reason Why Google+ was down

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/todays-outage-for-several-google.html

Apps Status Dashboard

http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status&ts=1390591311985

Oops… the system encountered a problem (#500) – Retrying in 1s…
Google+ Errors just before big announcement


Big Google+ announcement coming soon and Google+ starts giving an error Oops… the system encountered a problem (#500) – Retrying in 1s…

Update 16:31 (UK Time):

+Vic Gundotra has just posted

“Just lost half the power in the building/block.

We are furiously working to bring in a generator for the equipment that drives the live feed. We will likely be delayed by 15 minutes. Sorry about that folks!”

source: https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/hcNs9WPiTqU (for those who can get Google+ working)

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