At around 4 o’clock on Thursday morning, Facebook users eager to run down their news feeds were instead met with an error message that read, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”
“As soon as they can” ended up being about 30 minutes later, according to CNN. And if that was too long for some, well, Facebook can afford to lose a few fans, what with its 1.2 billion users.
The outage affected users around the world, including those in the United Kingdom, Israel, and India, reported NBC News.
Facebook spokesperson Iain Waterman apologized to users for the “inconvenience this may have caused” and assured them that the network was “back to 100 percent.”
So what did these early risers do during the Facebook outage? They turned to Twitter.
Twitter usage skyrocketing #WhenFacebookWasDown, with countless tweets about the incident, as reported by the New York Daily News.
And those who weren’t too shaken up by the crash took pleasure in mocking its impact.
Facebook users are now roaming the streets in tears, showing photos of themselves in people's faces & screaming 'DO YOU LIKE THIS? DO YOU?
— 9GAG (@9GAG) June 19, 2014