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Facebook's got a real case of the Mondays. So collect yourself up off the floor, because you're not the only one having trouble posting new statuses or posting selfies: the social network has been down for everyone all morning.

(Update, 12:40 p.m., via Mashable: Facebook blames network maintenance: "Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused." The Zuck we used to know never would have stood for this.)

Facebook seem to be experiencing problems worldwide. Mashable first noticed the outage, saying it "seems global." They were also first to use downrightnow to verify the problem's scope. Techcrunch opted to use, but the results were the same. 

If you try to update your status Monday morning, as our fellow Eric Levenson found, you're greeted with this message: 

You'll receive a similar note if you try to comment, post new photos, or like another person's status. You can still stalk what your friends posted prior to the outage, but Facebook's currently on a Drake binge: no new anythings

As Mashable reported, the problem does seem to be widespread, affecting users across the globe. Everyone's slowly coming to the same realization: there's nothing to distract from work.

Of course, there's always Twitter, Reddit, Imgur, Tumblr or even LinkedIn to soak up your wasted time this morning. Those sites are all working. 

In fact, some enterprising Twitter users are at least trying to help Facebook figure its stuff out: 

Not suffering from these outages was an early Facebook point of pride. You might remember the frantic rant Jesse Eisenberg's Mark Zuckerberg delivered in 2010's The Social Network:

Without money the site can't function. 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? I am not going back to the Caribbean Night at AEPi! 

Destroyed! Forever! Friendster! Catastrophe! This is it, everyone: we're witnessing the death of Facebook before our very eyes. Who had October 21 in the pool?

We're kidding, of course. Facebook has half the world under its thumb. It's practically too big to fail. But the social giant has not commented on the temporary outage yet, so we don't really know what's the problem.

This story is developing and we'll update as soon as we learn more. 

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