The world recently experienced a Facebook outage, and as expected, people didn't know what to do.
During the hiccup, affected users were greeted by the following statement.
"Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can."
Later, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the outage did, in fact, occur, and also outlined the company's quick resolution to the problem.
The spokesperson said,
"Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram."
They continued by saying,
"We quickly investigated and restored access for everyone. We're sorry for the inconvenience."
According to Downdetector, 67,252 people reported problems with Facebook, and that's only counting Downdetector users.
The outage also was not limited to the US, but spanned the globe.
Many people's day-to-day Facebook usage was interrupted, and Twitter erupted with memes about the occurrence under the hashtag #FacebookDown.
What #Facebook headquarters looks like right now. 🤣 #facebookdown https://t.co/tD9wIYdX9c— Coffee. Mom. Repeat. (@Coffee. Mom. Repeat.)1542046192.0
@businessinsider I found the culprit. https://t.co/ODReI6dQem— Shelton Brown (@Shelton Brown)1542046679.0
BREAKING - @facebook is down! All middle aged and old people are now encouraged to find something else to do. #facebookdown #facebook— PoliticalPopcornNews (@PoliticalPopcornNews)1542045267.0
Today might end up being one of the most productive days in history on account of FaceBook being down. #facebookdown— Basil Coughlan (@Basil Coughlan)1542045653.0
It’s as if billions of pretty annoying voices suddenly cried out in confusion and were silenced. #facebookdown— Erin (@Erin)1542046189.0
Digital producers everywhere, probably. #FacebookDown https://t.co/obvvzT0Hfg— Karl Schneider (@Karl Schneider)1542045900.0
People trying to figure out what happened to Facebook. #FacebookDown https://t.co/3XQL4pZNOG— Cameron Grant (@Cameron Grant)1542047359.0
Facebook is working where I live, so I'm happy to provide emergency updates on dance recitals, soccer games and brunch. #FacebookDown— Emily Brandwin (@Emily Brandwin)1542047025.0
Most of the memes were found on Twitter, hilariously highlighting the differences between the two king platforms of social media and simultaneously contributing to the memefication.
Why Twitter is better than Facebook: When Twitter is down, people don't go running to Facebook to find out what ha… https://t.co/lyE6a1bjhH— Iɢɴᴀᴛᴢ (@Iɢɴᴀᴛᴢ)1542045863.0
Seriously Facebook? You down again? Let me pull this back out lol #FacebookDown https://t.co/V5hhh2cn6e— Aynsley Broom♥️ (@Aynsley Broom♥️)1542046810.0
IN THIS MOMENT #Facebookdown https://t.co/sL65FnLjti— John Z (@John Z)1542046409.0
#FacebookDown with weird error.... Watch as all those who love FB try to remember their twitter password to discu… https://t.co/CGjvK5Dcu9— Brian Fanzo (@Brian Fanzo)1542045578.0
Honestly, how did society continue after Myspace and Xanga failed?
Luckily for everyone craving an update on school-age sports and their friends' MLM schemes, Facebook is back up and running.