Twitterati lay on jokes while Facebook is down

2014-06-20 00:00

THE Internet’s most popular social media platform, Facebook, went down for 30 minutes yesterday, the longest interruption to Facebook in four years.

Yet the Earth did not stop turning nor was there widespread panic on the streets. Some teens appeared normal — even happy. Determined Facebook users were greeted with the message: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”

After fixing the issue Facebook issued a statement to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the down time. The previous interruption was in 2010, when a fault in the fault control software caused the main database to crash for 150 minutes.

Yesterday several people had fun on Twitter about Facebookers’ possible reactions to not being able to post the minutiae of their lives. Deanna King (@CynicalMother)‏tweeted that Facebookers were forced to eat food without being able to take a photo of it and posting it. Herbert ‏(@topsupstore) ask for a moment’s silence for those who now had to interact with each other face-to-face.

Richey Revol (@RicheyRevol) said, “Facebook is down. Now where am i supposed to post jokes I saw on Twitter 2 days ago?”

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