The world of virtual friendship was at a standstill this afternoon.
If you went to your Facebook page to update your status, plant crops (you weird Farmvill-ians, you), or flip through photos of hot chicks you barely even know, you may have had some trouble.
For the second day in a row, Facebook suffered an outage, and now other social-media platforms are working overtime to satisfy the incessant need for virtual companionship.
According to AlertSite, a Web-performance-management company, Facebook went down around 11:30 a.m. Between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the site only had 38.46 percent availability. The company is also reporting that Facebook was down at all 12 of its monitoring locations throughout the United States.
In human terms, that means some people can get into their Facebook accounts, some people can't. For those who can log in, the Web site is slow, and nobody has any idea why.
To satisfy the craving for updating status, many Facebook addicts have taken to the B-squad of social media, Twitter, to laugh about Facebook going down.
Check out a compilation of some of today's Facebook-sucks-related Twitter updates, compliments of Wired, below:
@StuffinMyBrain: I hate to be the one to tell you but all your Farmville animals died and your crops burned. Have a nice day.
@opb: BREAKING NEWS: Facebook is down. Worker productivity rises. U.S. climbs out of recession.RIRInsider Virtual crops are dying, fake mafia members are taking over towns & Justin Bieber fans are actually doing their homework.
@antderosa Zuck isn't turning Facebook back on unless he gets final edit on The Social Network (which opens Friday)@sacca When Facebook goes down, everyone comes to Twitter to talk about it. When Twitter goes down, the world falls mute.@loubrutus DNS FAILURE: Facebook is down which means 9 months from today, many children will born.@ObscureGents With Facebook being down how will I be able to see what people I barely like are thinking?
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