Mayday, Slackers! Facebook Is Down.
Sorry, friends, “something went wrong.” For the third time this month and the second time this week alone, Facebook is down. The struggle is real.
The tech titan appears to be in a love-hate relationship with its servers. Team Zuckerberg hasn’t issued an official statement about what’s causing the frustrating blackout. We checked Facebook’s account on rival social network Twitter and mum’s still the word there. We also emailed the powers that be in Menlo Park, Calif., but haven’t heard back yet.
Facebook is down , people feeling uncomfortable actual talking to people— QUINTINO (@QUINTINOO) September 28, 2015
Apparently it’s complicated, so much so that this latest meltdown is going on 60-plus excruciating minutes. That’s thousands of empty seconds of forever lost social snooping and gluttonous oversharing for possibly billions of people the world over. We might have to, like, actually talk to each other.
Just remember, it’s going to be okay. You will feel whole again. In the meantime, here’s something to tide you over while you wait for Facebook to rise from the dead. Creepy musical LOLcats make everything better. Watching this one on repeat should take the edge off of facing other humans in the flesh. Godspeed, Zuckerberg.
Kim Lachance Shandrow is the former West Coast editor at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was a commerce columnist at Los Angeles CityBeat, a news producer at MSNBC and KNBC in Los Angeles and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times. She has also written for Government Technology magazine, LA Yoga magazine, the Lowell Sun newspaper, HealthCentral.com, PsychCentral.com and the former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Coop. Follow her on Twitter at @Lashandrow. You can also follow her on Facebook here.