The internets were rocked to their very foundations earlier today when people who spend a lot of time on the internets, couldn't spend as much time on the internets as they would have liked, because someone had switched off some of the internets by using them too much.
Speculation as to who organised the Denial of Service attacks on Twitter and Facebook is rife, and the conspiracy theorists who like to spend a lot of time on the internets are having a field day making up conspiracy theories on the internets about the internets. Welcome to echo-chamber heaven.
To save Google going down under the sheer weight of people trying to search for the conspiracy theories, I make up many of them here:
1) It was Ev from Twitter who was getting concerned that his appearance on Newsnight last night (below) hadn't done him any favours, and he simply didn't want any other tweets doing the rounds pointing it out and linking to it
2) It was Kirsty Wark from Newsnight, or the Newsnight production team, also concerned that his appearance on Newsnight (and their Demi Moore... Demi Moore line of questioning) wasn't doing them any favours either
3) It was Demi Moore, a bit peeved that she featured so much in the Newsnight interview with Ev when all she does is use Twitter like the rest of us
4) It was Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace and Gnasher wanting to deflect attention from the £25M purchase of Friends Reunited. That's a lot of Fan Club memberships' worth of money, for not very much of anything at all really, isn't it?
5) It was Rupert Murdoch, fresh from dropping the bomb that his online media empire would start charging for content, to show all these business-plan-free businesses who have been depriving his titles of advertiser-friendly eyeballs that he's up for a fight
6) It was those black-hat hackers who were hacked off that Apple fixed the scary SMS bug that would have brought the world of iPhone fanboys to their knees weeping and gnashing their teeth because they received a  text
7) It was all the cool kids, pissed off that their parents had not only taken over their favourite social networking sites, but that OFCOM had found out about it too, and they were showing the world and their parents that they know how the internets work
8) It was one of Scobles 100milllion recently unfollowed followers. Just out to prove a point...
I'm sure there are other possibilities, but I reckon it must have been a combination of all of these... Unless it was something else entirely. Either way, the world hasn't ended...just another ordinary day on the internets.
And if you haven't yet seen the Newsnight interview, enjoy.