Did you hear it? Of course we're talking about the big gay gasp for air that came from London this weekend when 350,000 guys were unable to log into Grindr for a whole 24 hours! Say it a'int so! Technicians say the issues were caused by large groups of gays arriving in London at the same time, and logging on. Stumped on who they could be? Here's a hint: The problems had nothing to do with World Pride. Keep reading to find out exactly what happened!
How many of the world's Olympians headed to London are gay? Well according to experts, quite a lot of them! The U.K. website The People is reporting that the popular app to meet a "date, buddy or friend" (as Grindr's website puts it) crashed "within minutes" of the Olympic athletes arriving in London. London was already the most popular city for the app, with the most registered users.
A Londoner told People: “It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local. The Grindr system obviously couldn’t cope. It took 24 hours for the app to get back up and running, much to the relief of all concerned."
The outtage first occured in East London, the same location where the Olympic Village is located. Reports say that the increase of users, all within just a few miles of each other, on top of the already 350,000 registered users caused the server to overload.
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai added: “I know it was frustrating. I was frustrated myself. I also rely on Grindr in my day-to-day personal life. It made me feel disconnected."
All is good in the gay world, Grindr is back up and running.
(Sources: Photo | Ariticle)