We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
Facebook’s family of apps, which includes Instagram and Whatsapp, stopped functioning for many users worldwide earlier today. In this day and age when social media apps have become a part of everyone’s lives, it seemed like a bit of a nightmarish experience. But thankgod there’s still Twitter. The trending topics “Facebook down” and “Instagram down” generated over a million tweets in total. In a twist of irony, Facebook itself had to take to Twitter to update its users about the outage. At the time of writing, most of the features on the affected apps are up and running. But let’s take a look at all the reactions and jokes stemming from the company’s most severe outage in history.
It was, in fact, a glimpse into the apocalypse
I love how everyone is treating a half day without Facebook and instagram like we are in the pilot episode of “The Walking Dead”
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 14, 2019
Facebook confirmed that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack. Maybe they’re right. It must be something else.
— rosanna lebron (@Rosie_Lufe) March 14, 2019
Clearly, Twitter users were unaffected by the outage
me on twitter watching everybody else desperate for facebook, instagram and whatsapp to be back
— Ellie ☀ (@MidgardianSoul) March 14, 2019
Twitter’s sudden user surge prompted even greater speculation for another major social media comeback
Me signing back into my MYSPACE account because Mark Zuckerberg been fuckin up too much. pic.twitter.com/ivCn3O0Qz5
— AfroTeine (@AfroTeine) March 14, 2019
While some users indulged in some wishful thinking…
Thank you for taking this time to install proper privacy protections for all of your users!
(because that is what you are doing, right?)
— d_giedeman (@DCG_70) March 13, 2019
Those with businesses surely felt the pinch
Well can you hurry it up? Kinda need Facebook for my business here
— Carla Aviva Rudberg (@carlaaviva) March 13, 2019
For others, the situation was tougher than expected
Yeah, well I need it to make sarcastic comments about my friends & post hilarious memes. So just as important….??
— Kevin Stetson (@kbstets) March 13, 2019
But at the end of the day, make what you will with this interesting fact
It’s the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, and Facebook and Instagram are down. Happy anniversary.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 14, 2019
How did you deal with the “Facebook down” situation? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured image: Reuters