If you are a Facebook user, you may have noticed that the site went down earlier today. And though, as of 2:30 p.m., the social media site seems to be back up and running, the topic is still trending on Twitter.
Facebook has yet to release a statement outlining what exactly happened, but for a window of time this morning and early afternoon the social media site displayed an error message for some users that read: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
Refinery29 reached out for comment and a Facebook spokesperson said: “Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram. We quickly investigated and restored access for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”
In true Twitter fashion, users got the hashtag #FacebookDown to achieve trending status worldwide. Reactions to the outage were mixed; some were indifferent, others were freaking out. No matter how one was feeling, though, it’s clear that during and following the outage, Twitter provided the perfect platform to gripe about and poke fun at the social media giant’s mishap.
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) November 12, 2018
— John Zuluaga (@johnz7g) November 12, 2018
— Susan Reid (@SooziiQ2) November 12, 2018
— Mamba Out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@LakerChick_Kee) November 12, 2018
— Coffee. Mom. Repeat. (@coffeemomrpt) November 12, 2018
Aaaaaand it’s back… whatever did we do without it? #FacebookDown
That 30 minutes of real human interaction was real tough guys, but we survived. pic.twitter.com/EsosD5RtWE
— FOX19 (@FOX19) November 12, 2018
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