The Gmail outage that started and was resolved yesterday seems to have set a new bar for media hype over very little.

From the inevitable mass of hysterical Twitter activity, to an explosion of blog posts, to mainstream media pouring over the story (even making the front page of London’s Metro newspaper), it seems an incredible fuss over two and a half hours downtime.

Web-based email goes down sometimes, even the best ones.

Let’s move on, shall we?