We live in a day and age where we can go onto one social media platform to see if people are complaining about another social media platform being down.
This is what happened this morning.
Many folks logged onto Facebook as usual and noticed that they couldn't get on. Mild panic set in as people took to Twitter to find out what was going on.
Sure enough, enough people were impacted that #facebookdown was among the biggest trending topics of the day (thus far). If you click on the hashtag, you are greeted with sarcastic memes, people mocking the outage, and people describing what the outage looks like on their screen (one user said they had a blank page).
I did some research and found that the outage was widespread over the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Vietnam. Parts of Mexico were also impacted.
According to some users, the outage only lasted 5 mins. The site is now accessible everywhere.
Breathe easy, people. The world is not ending today. #WeWillRebuild #WeWillOvercome LOL!
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