Google has confirmed that outages experienced by GTalk users around the globe are not isolated incidents. Beginning this morning, a majority of those logging on to the chat service have been greeted with errors ranging from an inability to access their contacts list to failed attempts at sending messages. Google initially acknowledged the problem saying, “the affected users are able to access Google Talk, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 7:50 AM [EDT] detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.” The time has since been pushed back to 8:50 AM EDT. Here’s hoping Google gets things sorted out soon.