The world’s most active social media site apparently crashed Friday morning, leaving at least a large percentage of its billion-plus members with the following error message:
— Scott Sands (@scottsands) August 1, 2014
Not only has the crash forced loyal users to forego the social games and status updates that has made the site an unparalleled success; it has also taken a big bite out of traffic to sites like Western Journalism, which count on readers sharing important, relevant content with their Facebook friends.
Regardless of any social media interruptions, however, our site will continue to carry the same news and commentary you have come to expect. Feel free to follow us on Twitter and share your favorite articles there until the Facebook dilemma is resolved. From the updates on that site, however, it is clear what many Facebook users will miss most during the forced downtime.
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Facebook is down, so your ex boyfriend is just going to have to stalk himself.
— Bustle (@bustle) August 1, 2014
Hold up! Breaking news! Something’s wrong with Facebook. Watch out for mass panic and social media withdrawal!
— Contessa Brewer (@contessabrewer) August 1, 2014
Twitter updates indicate that social media site Instagram is also experiencing widespread interruptions.
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