Facebook Crashes; Twitter Erupts With Great One-Liners…

Facebook Crashes; Twitter Erupts With Great One-Liners…

Sep 23


Facebook crashed again today and Twitter erupted with gobs of great one-liners (included below). To monitor Facebook on Twitter in real time, go here.


@opb: BREAKING NEWS: Facebook is down. Worker productivity rises. U.S. climbs out of recession.

@LouBrutus: DNS FAILURE: Facebook is down which means 9 months from today, many children will born.

@CatchUpLady: Apocalypse now! Facebook, Facebook Connect, etc. all down. End of life as we know it?

@TeamPepper: I refresh facebook every second because I like to get a new Reference number, yeah don’t be acting like you ain’t doing it.

@beranek Ok, while Facebook is down I recommend going out for a walk and taking in the beauty of the world. And maybe actually talking with someone.

@DANandSERENA: Facebook is telling me there’s a DNS failure…which I already knew because Serena should pick Dan no questions asked :P Lame triangles.


@alqaeda: #facebook is down. Not sure if we did that, but we should claim credit anyway. Hitting the infidels where it hurts, etc.

@WINDmobile While Facebook is getting back up to speed, why not stop by our blog to find out about our latest contests & coverage: http://bit.ly/blNQrN

@Ron4Senate: Facebook isn’t working, but the @Ron4Senate campaign definitely is. Will you take a minute to encourage your friends to follow Ron?



@someecards: It seems Facebook is down and Zuckerberg won’t bring it back up unless we promise not to see the movie.

@speakofthedevs With Facebook down, how am I supposed to ignore people online that I chose to ignore in real life years ago?

@jeganjangle: Facebook is down. Crap! Now I have to go live my life and not live vicariously through other peoples photos.

@brevitymag: Facebook is down, so open a window and shout your status update to the people outside. If they ‘like’ your status, they’ll hold up a thumb.

@ShoTzVlogz so facebook is down….12 suicides reported.

@DontBlameEmeka: Facebook is down. This news will only suck for you if today is your birthday.

@SocialMedia411 Facebook is indeed down. A perfect example of why putting all your eggs in to one (Facebook) basket isn’t a good idea.

@Facebook: Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We’re working to fix this quickly.

@jonathansheil: @facebook that’s potentially the vaguest statement i’ve ever seen released by anybody, ever.

@AyyddG: i love the way @facebook has to use @twitter to tell everyone why it isnt working.

@RobCottingham: This just in: Twitter has graciously donated an emergency shipment of fail whales to Facebook.

@Emilburp: When Twitter’s down, everyone Facebooks it. When Facebook’s down, everyone Tweets it. When Myspace’s down, no one cares.

@HPbasketball: Facebook down, which causes flood to Twitter, Twitter goes down, as everyone floods to tell each other on GMail, which crashes…

@ramseym: Facebook has over 30,000 servers. Did someone trip over a cord? How is it down?

@aion_tamat: Facebook is down! Has skynet taken over?!? :p

@conanobrienswyf: Omg! How am I going to know what my Facebook friends are eating for dinner?!

@dunkman: Facebook is down. I hate to be the one to tell you but all your Farmville animals died and your crops burned. Have a nice day.

@BestWorstAdvice: Upset because Facebook is down? Pornhub is working just fine.

@qhardy: Facebook isn’t down. We’ve just run out of things to share.

@postcarbon: No FACEBOOK? That’s because COAL POWER is not reliable. PCI will restore service when Facebook renewable. Thanks @greenpeace

@fordlikethecar: Facebook down. Here’s a song about it: http://bit.ly/dg4PWE



By Doug Gross
September 23, 2010

Original Link

Facebook was down for many users for several hours Thursday, the second day in a row access to the site was hampered.

“Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users,” a spokeswoman said in an email. “The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

The problem started early Thursday afternoon and was resolved by about 5:30 p.m. ET.

The spokeswoman said the issue was not related to the one from Wednesday, when problems with a third-party network provider shut the site down, or slowed it badly, for several hours. She didn’t elaborate on the nature of Thursday’s outage.

With more than 500 million users, Facebook is the world’s largest social-networking site.

On Facebook’s blog for developers, a post said the site was “experiencing latency issues,” or a time delay, with its platform. But some tech observers speculated that the delay on the developers’ platform was unlikely to have been the entire cause of the problem.

As usual, Facebook’s outage led thousands of social networkers to Twitter to, well … talk about Facebook.

“Somebody needs to fix Facebook ASAP,” wrote Gizmodo blogger Rosa Golijan on her Twitter feed. “I don’t like having to tweet to show that I ‘like’ all the stories about it being down.”

Several sarcastic Twitter users bemoaned the fate of the undernourished virtual plants and animals of FarmVille, while others (presumably with a degree of self-awareness) remarked on the ramifications of the outage.

“OPB BREAKING NEWS: Facebook is down,” read a message on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s feed. “Worker productivity rises. U.S. climbs out of recession.”


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