Gmail is Slow; Delicious is Spammed

If you are a Gmail user, you might have experienced the horrors of awful slowness in your inbox lately. Gmail problems include: extremely long load times (we are talking 10 minutes in some cases), messages that are late to arrive, problems downloading attachments and problems with sending messages.

These issues arise in all browsers and all operating systems.

This situation has been going on for a while. Users are complaining all over the so-called Google help forums – and to no avail. Google says nothing, and the only help these poor users get is a link to the unhelpful Gmail is Slow page. Trust me guys – you can’t blame Norton Anti-Virus for this one! Twitter, too, is full of complaints about Gmail, and still no official word from Google.

The rumors say that Google has been compromised by hackers and that their servers took a real hit – but they won’t admit it. Since Google has no customer service to speak of, it seems that we will just have to wait for this mysterious situation to resolve itself.

Delicious Spam Attack

No, this is not a funky name for an even funkier recipe – this ain’t no cooking blog, fellas. Anyway, on a more serious note – Delicious, the social bookmarking site (which I love deeply) has fallen victim to a vicious spam attack. If you take a peek at the Popular Bookmarks page, which is usually a great place to see what’s hot on the web, you’ll see that it’s filled with filthy spam articles in all languages.

At first, this also affected aggregators like Popurls and Oursignal, but they seem to be filtering out the crap right now.

There’s no official response from Delicious/Yahoo on this matter.

Something is rotten in the state of the interwebs, my friends. First it’s disgusting “Like” buttons – now a slow/hacked Gmail and a spammed Delicious. Thank God there are still funny cats around!

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