If someone eats a burrito but doesn't post about it to their Facebook status, did it ever really happen?
Yeah, it actually did happen but what's the point if you can't tell your 329 Facebook friends that it was "like, soooo good?" That was the horrid situation users of the social media site had to endure on Friday, as Facebook was down around the world for many users.
It got ugly on that other social media site, which is where people went to complain, obviously:
In a word(s), it was sheer panic:
While we wait for Facebook to come back, can someone tell me what all my old 6th grade classmates think of the war in Gaza?? Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 1, 2014
.@facebook is down? OK NOTHING HAPPEN ANYWHERE? NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 1, 2014
Facebook is down. I can already feel the muscles that let me press "Like" when a cute cat photo is posted begin to atrophy. #facebookdown? Juan Lozano (@juanlozano70) August 1, 2014
people already are buying polaroids and bulletin-boards because instagram and facebook are down #facebookdown? Jonathan Kirch (@jonathan_kirch) August 1, 2014
Oh, apparently Instagram was down, too.
I had to look out the window to figure out what the weather was doing. #facebookdown? Matt Brinkman (@chefbrink) August 1, 2014
Attention world: #facebookdown. Please remain calm and do not attempt to interact with human beings.? God (@TheTweetOfGod) August 1, 2014
Facebook is Down?! Oh God! Now How the Hell Am I Going to Find Out How My Friends Feel About Facebook Being Down?! #facebookdown? Morty Coyle (@DJMortyCoyle) August 1, 2014
BREAKING - Millions of gyms empty at the moment as users realize they can't post an update/check-in/selfie currently #facebookdown? Bret Calltharp (@REMAXJedi) August 1, 2014
Some people celebrated the fact that Facebook wasn't working. We call those people heathens:
BREAKING : Facebook goes down. Internet's collective IQ goes up exponentially. #facebookdown? Bruce (@GhantaGuy) August 1, 2014
If Facebook goes down again, Americans may have to do something drastic...like read a book. #facebookdown? Randy Bish (@Bishtoons) August 1, 2014
And then there were the people who bragged about not caring about the Facebook outage because they deleted their Facebook weeks/months ago or they have something they call "lives." Gross.
I delete my facebook account and it clearly panicked and crashed. Sorry I'm not sorry Facebook? Doug Booth (@DouglasJBooth) August 1, 2014
Facebook is apparently down thank god I got rid of it whilst I did :L? Vikki Jones (@vikkijones17) August 1, 2014
Lolz because Facebook is down. Glad I got rid of that shizz? Abby Ruffer (@AbbyRuffer) August 1, 2014
And then there was this:
We don't really understand the stock market, but that all sounds pretty brutal.
#NeverForget: Facebook Blackout Friday.
Now you can tell your grandchildren about the time your survived not being able to comment on your friends' status about how they are finally watching Breaking Bad for the first time.