On Thursday, Facebook users experienced a rare power outage that tragically left many unable to post drunken photos, "like" their friend's musings, or tend to their Farmville plantations. As their only consolation, the Facebook-less turned to Twitter to vent. Here are some of the more humorous offerings during the world's brief, glorious reprieve.
GeekTech sounds the alarm
FACEBOOK IS DOWN! CUE PANIC!
Niklas Agevik keeps a cool head to propose the only sensible course
Fortunately Twitter is up so we can discuss that Facebook is down. #FacebookDown
ReadWriteWeb grasps the worst nightmare of Facebook gamers
Who will water the Farmville crops? #FacebookDown
The bloggers at Smosh raise a striking "coincidence"
Facebook is down. Zuckerberg must be punishing us because of tomorrow's release of "The Social Network" #facebookdown
Chris Cillizza takes us further down the rabbit-hole of conspiracy
Is it me or does Mark Zuckerberg look exactly like a young Rand Paul?
ReadWriteWeb gave up hope
Even Like buttons are down on Facebook. We can't live in a world where we can't arbitrarily like things. The end is nigh. #FacebookDown
And, yes, this would have been true, if not for Twitter
I imagine with #FacebookDown, productivity is skyrocketing in the US. Or at least returning to levels of general laziness.
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