— Yelp (@Yelp) May 16, 2014
Just as thousands of people in the Eastern time zone started casting about for a place to eat lunch today, Yelp suffered an outage.
The site appears to have gone down a bit after noon. As you can see in the embedded Tweet above, the site’s Twitter account reported that it’s experiencing networking issues.
We’ll update when we learn more about the outage.
Of course, people took to Twitter to commiserate and poke fun:
OMG! Yelp is down! How will I find a mediocre overpriced lunch place today?!?
— Andy Milder (@AndyMilder) May 16, 2014
@Yelp noooo. I need dinner recommendations….
— Steph Hardiman Simon (@_StephSimon) May 16, 2014
YELP IS DOWN (2 1/2 stars)
— Lavis Tarchuk (@larchuk) May 16, 2014
Ugh! @Yelp, why must you be down right now? #badtiming
— Merri H (@MissMerrii) May 16, 2014
The moment you realize you rely on @Yelp for all your #NYC food rec…