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"This is the end! It's here! Judgment day is upon us and no one is safe! Atone for your sins and prepare for the apocalypse!"

No, that's not just a line from the disaster movie we're writing for Channing Tatum titled World Go Boom, (coming to theaters in 2025). It's also the reaction the world had when Facebook crashed on Thursday. For some people it was only down for a couple minutes, while others say it's been slow and buggy all morning. Users are speculating that the 360 video feature that was announced yesterday is the reason behind all the crashing, so maybe blame Star Wars?

Whatever the cause of the malfunction, the Internet handled it like they usually do: terribly and with lots of mocking. Or, if you were a company, you used the #Facebookdown trending topic to push your brand, which means we got a lot of "Facebook is down! You should go to the bathroom and use our brand of toilet paper!" kind of tweets.

But mostly panic and mockery:

We like to imagine somewhere Mark Zuckerberg is giving this speech from The Social Network to whoever is responsible for the Facebook crash. It was probably Phil in development. That guy is always ruining stuff:

"Okay, let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else, we don't crash EVER! If those servers are down for even a day, our entire reputation is irreversibly destroyed! Users are fickle, Friendster has proved that. Even a few people leaving would reverberate through the entire userbase. The users are interconnected, that is the whole point. College kids are online because their friends are online, and if one domino goes, the other dominos go, don't you get that?"

Get your s--t together, Phil!

Never forget #FacebookDown2015

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