Facebook down! Whatever shall the world do! Facebook users everywhere had trouble accessing the social media website Monday morning, meaning they couldn't get their morning "likes," comments, and status updates in before having to start their busy day.
According to NBC News, many users received the following message after trying to do almost anything on the social media site: "An error occurred. Please try again later."
Before everyone panics, yes the site is up and running once again, so feel free to like that picture of a dog with a funny face, comment on your sister's photo from the weekend, or post your status about your mid-day snack.
Once the issues had been resolved, Facebook issued the following statement:
"Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused."While the social media site was experiencing trouble, Twitter saw a boom in activity as the tag #facebookdown began trending. Seriously, some users just seemed so very.... upset:
Dear Diary, entering hour 2 of Facebook down. Desperation is growing. Morale is low. Send help. #facebookdown
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 21, 2013
A Dislike button would be so appropriate today. #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/9XATxHb2Wf — Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) October 21, 2013
Facebook down. Panic in the streets, people go around with their photos asking "You like?" #facebookdown — Damn Its True! (@damnitstrue) October 21, 2013
Just imagine having a birthday on the day that Facebook comments and statuses are down. You might as well have never been born.Others found the whole situation rather interesting. Some even suggested that life could possibly go on, and others even believe that there might be light at the end of the dark dark tunnel that is "Facebook Down."
— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) October 21, 2013
...#facebookdown #keepcalm pic.twitter.com/sgL7UBk3hv
— Antonio Monaco (@Cinquetacche) October 21, 2013
Facebook's down. Whatever you do, do NOT pick up the phone or physically interact with another human being. We can beat this. #Facebookdown
— Matt Comer (@comer310) October 21, 2013
traffic jams across the nation as millions of people affected by #facebookdown leave their homes.
— Helen Kenney (@ScentedGarden) October 21, 2013
WORLDWIDE #FACEBOOKDOWN GET OVER IT! ;)For all those who need their daily dose of Facebook, don't fret! The company says the site is now back up and running at 100 percent. It would seem that the world has survived the event known as the day Facebook went down. Some were even able to use the turn of events to their advantage.
— Anonymous (@Anonymous_SA) October 21, 2013
So what were you doing when Facebook went down on that cold October day? Share with us what you found yourself doing when Facebook went down!
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