Instagram and Facebook Crashed Yesterday and Of Course Everyone Freaked Out
Yesterday, October 11, was a dark day for social media users around the world.
At around 8.20 a.m. EST, Facebook crashed in the US. Soon, the outage spread to the EU and then to the Arab world, and understandably, people were not happy. Facebook released a statement confirming the glitch: "Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services. We quickly investigated and started restoring access within about an hour, and we have nearly fixed the issue for everyone. We're sorry for the inconvenience," it read.
To add insult to injury, Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) crashed not long after, and people took to Twitter (their only remaining option), to let off some steam.
If these Tweets show anything...it's how much we really do rely on these social media platforms to get us through the day.