Facebook down for less than 1 hour and Twitter explodes with dismay, existential dread, wit
Facebook, the social networking site that boasts 829 million daily active users, crashed to the Earth today, interrupting the flow of breaking world news and keeping proud grandparents from sharing pictures of their grandchildren.
Seeking an outlet to express to the world their dismay — which would normally be expressed on Facebook — users turned to Twitter where they were forced to condense their feelings down to 140 characters under the hashtag #facebookdown.
— Gym Problems (@thegymproblems) August 1, 2014
#facebookdown Millions of mothers worldwide have to raise their babies now instead of posting updates about them..
— Colin Trinidad (@Milezman) August 1, 2014
Facebroke launched today. It's a new site that promotes getting outside and doing something productive #facebookdown
— Tee (@NerdBirdTweets) August 1, 2014
— VH1 (@VH1) August 1, 2014
If Facebook goes down in a forest and no one is around, do Buzzfeed quizzes stop existing? #facebookdown
— Jason Anderson (@ANDERSTORMS) August 1, 2014
Google + this is your moment, ATTACK! #facebookdown
— Sean Daniels (@seandaniels) August 1, 2014
Dear Diary, entering 2nd minute of Facebook down. Desperation is growing. Morale is low. Send help. #facebookdown
— Hungit Cebu (@HungitCebu) August 1, 2014
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. #facebookdown
— Nathan Stephens (@groundswellzoo) August 1, 2014
#facebookdown is this what the 90's felt like?
— Dan Frigolette (@DanFrigolette) August 1, 2014
#facebookdown WTF do I do? What is this outdoors thing? Why is it so blue and pleasant? OH LOOK! SQUIRREL!
— Adam Mordecai (@advodude) August 1, 2014
— Alyson Michelle (@alyalyson25) August 1, 2014
— KitKat (@KitKat_Tn) August 1, 2014
Why don't you all just use ReaganBook?
— David Waldman (@KagroX) August 1, 2014