The entire world ground to a halt today when Facebook went down. It was horrible. People actually had to talk to other people. In person. It was positively wretched! Did you know there were three people in this house besides me? I literally had no clue, but when I turned away from the screen, there they were.
Seriously though, Facebook experienced a near world-wide outage today. In response, people flew to Twitter, where the action was lively and hilarious. The hashtag
#facebookdown lit up like Frankenstein in an electrical storm.
Some of the best posts:
everyone is running back to twitter as if twitter was their ex and fb just cheated on them lmao #facebookdown
— Sayed (@Ph4ntomPhoton) October 11, 2017
#facebookdown that awkward moment when you find out that Facebook is down, on Twitter ………………..
— Leigh (@freckle_red) October 11, 2017
Ewww Facebook people better not try to take over Twitter. I don’t need to see their family vacation pics #facebookdown
— LaurenNYknicks (@AaliyahNevaeh7) October 11, 2017
Damn, #facebookdown. Right now there are millions of people trying to awkwardly avoid looking at other people on their lunch break.
— Ian prince (@Ianprince3) October 11, 2017
— KelevRa (@spyke181) October 11, 2017
Where am I supposed to get my Russian propaganda now?
::Heads to Jill Stein’s Twitter Feed::
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) October 11, 2017
— Jeffrey Montoya (@rebelheart_83) October 11, 2017
For me, it was actually refreshing. I got away from my desk, made myself some lunch, and actually talked to the people that hang under the same roof for a change. And then I realized that Twitter was still up. Albeit short-lived, my foray back into real life was enlightening if nothing else. I spend entirely too much time locked in the office watching my news feed, taking care of pages and groups, and basically centered around Facebook.
Maybe Zuckerberg ought to knock it down for an hour once a month?
Yeah, I know, and I’m glad those daggers can’t travel through the internet.