If you logged onto Facebook Wednesday morning for your daily dose of political hot takes from someone you barely talked to in high school, you probably noticed one issue: the social network was down.
The site failed to load for many of its two billion users, while others only saw fragments of their news feeds. TheWrap ran into its own issues attempting to post on Facebook.
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“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a Facebook spokesperson told TheWrap.
With the social network down, users turned to their backup option for complaining — Twitter. This joke wasn’t lost on many, with several Twitter accounts making similar jokes:
Welcome back to twitter, everyone! #facebookdown #Facebook
— Jeff Muñoz (@jmunoz614) October 11, 2017
Social media managers seemed to be taking the news in stride.
When you're a #SocialMediaManager and Facebook stops working. #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/mMDLp9LDHq
— Danielle DeSimone (@danideee19) October 11, 2017
#Facebook is down and my job is now obsolete. pic.twitter.com/KCL3BIt6c7
— Kaley Patterson (@KaleyKayPatt) October 11, 2017
Others pointed to more “traditional” forms of stalking, a.k.a. looking through someone’s window.
Facebook crash forces public to resort to traditional stalking methods https://t.co/Q0gD0QbDE1 #facebookdown #facebook pic.twitter.com/xgmXeQ7u18
— The Chaser (@chaser) October 11, 2017
Some said they fired up Twitter simply for checking if Facebook is down.
When you finally open Twitter just for checking "is facebook down?"
— nesia c (@NesiKa11) October 11, 2017
“That moment Facebook goes down and you don’t know what to do with your life.”
That moment #Facebook goes down and you don't know what to do with your life #whatdoidonow #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/mhAykx1USB
— Bump Bundle (@Bump_Bundle) October 11, 2017
I didn’t even consider the ramifications this would have on the East Coast as it heads to lunch.
Facebook is down and thousands suddenly don't know what to do on their lunch break#facebookdown pic.twitter.com/kViVbfydSY
— Josh K. Elliott (@joshkelliott) October 11, 2017
Some Twitter users suggested the impossible — using the opportunity to put our phones down and talk to our neighbors. They must be nuts.
Yes, Facebook is down. Stop looking at your phone and say hi to your neighbor. #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/2vxSMwo8hk
— Todd Carruth (@toddcarruth) October 11, 2017
The news didn’t seem to hit Wall Street, though. Shares of Facebook were trading up about half a percent, around $172, in early morning trading.
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Source: The Wrap