Michael Santo of RealTechNews writes:

Really, you have to watch that Delete key. Apparently Google deleted its own blog on Monday night… not only that, during that period, the blog address was claimed by another user. It wasn’t a hack, but a mistake.

“We’ve determined the cause of tonight’s outage. The blog was mistakenly deleted by us (d’oh!) which allowed the blog address to be temporarily claimed by another user. This was not a hack, and nobody guessed our password. Our bad,” Jason Goldman, Blogger Product Manager, wrote in a posting on the Google Blog. Source: Jason Goldman, Blogger Product Manager at the Google Blog

Someone named Trey Philips noticed that the blog was unregistered during its period offline and registered it.

We Say: You can’t help but laugh over this one.

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