Facebook and Instagram have suffered a global outage, so naturally everyone has flocked to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
everyone is running back to twitter as if twitter was their ex and fb just cheated on them lmao #facebookdown— Sayed (@Ph4ntomPhoton) October 11, 2017
Thousands of users reported being unable to access the social media sites across Europe including the UK, the United States, South America and the Far East – with almost 90% of problems on Facebook in the UK reported as total blackouts or users being unable to log in.
The hashtag #FacebookDown has of course started trending on Twitter – and some decided to take the opportunity to point out the things they think people are missing while the world’s largest social media site is out of action.
FB is down but dw your uncle is still angry about brexit, your school friends are still pregnant and cats are still funny #facebookdown— BBC Three (@bbcthree) October 11, 2017
Ewww Facebook people better not try to take over Twitter. I don't need to see their family vacation pics #facebookdown— LaurenNYknicks (@AaliyahNevaeh7) October 11, 2017
Damn, #facebookdown. Right now there are millions of people trying to awkwardly avoid looking at other people on their lunch break.— Ian prince (@Ianprince3) October 11, 2017
Log: Hour 3. Supplies are dwindling. Morale is low. People running around streets asking strangers to like their pictures.#facebookdown— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 11, 2017
On the outages, Facebook, which also owns Instagram, wrote on its developer site: “We are currently experiencing an increased level of API errors. We are investigating the cause and we’ll post updates when we have more information.”
Website Downdetector, which tracks technology failures online, indicated tens of thousands of problems were reported on both social media sites between 3pm and 6pm GMT.