Facebook and Instagram Went Down Yesterday So People Turned To Twitter to Freak Out And The Tweets Are Hilarious
Social media is so vital to our daily lives these days that when servers crash and we are disconnected from our social networks, it feels like the end of the world. You get that sinking feeling, as if you’ve just lost all of your “friends” forever. You begin to wonder what happens now that your network is gone.
So when both Facebook and Instagram crashed at the same time yesterday, people started panicking, wondering things like: Where will I get my news? What picture-perfect meal is Becky eating today? What precious thing is Mark’s new kitten doing right now? Is Mark’s kitten even cute even no one comments to tell him how cute it is?
It’s one of those events that triggers flashbulb memory. I was sitting at my desk, chewing a vitamin c tablet (it’s cold season, yo) when Facebook went down, where were you? If you’re a social media monarch, there’s a good chance you were on Twitter, expressing your distress with the hashtag #facebookdown.
Here are some of our favorite tweets about the social media blackout:
Log: Hour 3. Supplies are dwindling. Morale is low. People running around streets asking strangers to like their pictures.#facebookdown— Charles Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) 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
Facebook is down ! Users are roaming the streets shoving photos in people’s faces and screaming "DO YOU LIKE THIS ? DO YOU ?" #facebookdown— Silver Eye☄ (@Sb_spark) October 11, 2017
#facebookdown?— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) October 11, 2017
Where am I supposed to get my Russian propaganda now?
::Heads to Jill Stein's Twitter Feed::
**blows dust off MySpace account** #facebookdown— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) October 11, 2017
No pics— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) October 11, 2017
O the endless buffering!
Yes, I, too,
have known suffering#facebookdown
#facebookdown that awkward moment when you find out that Facebook is down, on Twitter ....................— Leigh (@freckle_red) October 11, 2017