What happens when Gmail goes down? Twitter explodes with venomous ire, naturally. Users are quipping and griping over current reported outages across various Google apps, including Gmail and Google Music. Others are also reporting that Google's Chrome browse keeps crashing.Google has just updated  its Apps Status Dashboard saying it's currently investigating the Gmail outage reports.
A couple of options while Gmail's down: Microsoft's Outlook.com  integrates with Facebook Chat, while this plugin keeps your Facebook Chat windows open at the bottom of your browser as you surf different tabs.
Chrome works normally for me now... *as long as* my Gmail window is closed. Huh. Journalist Hulk workflow disrupted. Must smash something.— Neal Ungerleider (@nealunger) December 10, 2012 
29 People Responding To Today's GMail Outage On Twitter— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) December 10, 2012 
Gmail is down but at least we all have @seinfeldtoday .— Brian X. Chen (@bxchen) December 10, 2012 
What do you use when Gmail goes down? Tell us in the comments.[Image: Flickr user Eunice ]