Facebook went down for a little while earlier today. People panicked at their newfound time and increased productivity.
Attention world: #facebookdown. Please remain calm and do not attempt to interact with human beings.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) August 1, 2014
Did you hear about Pete? Yeah, tough break. Facebook went down on his birthday.
— Peter Schultz (@pete_schultz) August 1, 2014
Not bad Twitter, not bad!
15,800+ mentions of #FacebookDown in under 20 mins! pic.twitter.com/NATZm2T0tK
— 🟣 Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 1, 2014
"Facebook is Down: the Musical" has ended its short run and thanks you all for coming. #curtaincall#facebookdown
— BroadwaySF (@broadwaysf) August 1, 2014
In came the Tweet jokes…
Facebook goes down for less than 1 hour and Twitter explodes with dismay, existential dread, wit http://t.co/WA00k3RqfS #facebookdown
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 1, 2014
Even news channels got in on it.
What did you do when Facebook went down earlier? Turn to #Twitter? #facebookdown http://t.co/TyF7Rjiorc pic.twitter.com/J8Y7TC0DGH
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) August 1, 2014
Having problems on Facebook today? You're not alone: http://t.co/PGk7DzUBWP #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/2d8wjIXZ3z
— koconews (@koconews) August 1, 2014
But of course, it escalated when people started calling their local law enforcement officers about this criminal event.
#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!
— Burton Brink for California (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
Pls. No questions about when #Facebook will be back up, we do not know… Thx! #LAPD
— LAPD Communications Division (@911LAPD) August 1, 2014
Congress should pass a law that makes it illegal for Facebook to go down on a Friday afternoon.