The first thing you get to hear after joining office post the Republic Day weekend – “Facebook and Instagram both down“. With that announcement, the world ended for those who had allotted time pre-lunch to update Facebook and Instagram with their weekend selfies and gossips.
AP reported earlier in the morning that Facebook, which owns the Instagram service, was “aware of outage and is working on a fix”. According to the news agency, the outage lasted for 40 minutes and users in United States, Asia and Australia were affected. This is the longest period the company’s website has been down since September 2010, reported The Telegraph UK.
Hacking group Lizard Squad was the first to claim responsibility of the attack on Facebook’s server. It also warned that they would soon release a tranche of emails from the offices of Malaysia Airlines.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) January 27, 2015
However, Facebook spokesperson has denied this saying it was “not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.” Facebook’s spokesperson added that the site’s engineers “moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.” While Facebook was trying hard to get itself back on, users and brands started trending #FacebookDown, having a laugh over the episode.
It isn’t the first time we are seeing this but Twitter was dominated by Facebook and Instagram down messages and the funny side of it.
The world joined in to have fun
Just had to call someone, open my mouth and speak actual words to wish them a Happy Birthday because #facebookdown 🙁
— Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) January 27, 2015
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) January 27, 2015
— Mr. Rey Pinyoco (@hoganpakiss) January 27, 2015
Hey MySpace, with Facebook and Instagram down, this is your time to shine (drops mic). — Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) January 27, 2015
— Saad Hamid (@SaadGH) January 27, 2015
Let’s face it, Twitter. You’re nothing more than a rebound relationship for me after Facebook. #facebookdown
— Mike Henneke (@ihenpecked) January 27, 2015
Indians joined in too
“Huh, why’s everyone looking at me suddenly?” the speaker asked the audience. #facebookdown
— Prasanto K Roy (@prasanto) January 27, 2015
Guy gets married, posts it on Twitter as FB is down. Gets no likes, 5 leftists criticize the expenditure & 3 feminists accuse him of dowry. — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 27, 2015
Facebook & Instagram down. Twitter up. Google Plus somewhere on the side. — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 27, 2015
Facebook and Instagram, both have an extra chromosome right now. — Akshar (@AksharPathak) January 27, 2015
Brands were not left behind
— Coca-Cola (@CocaCola) January 27, 2015
And finally when Facebook is back again
Facebook is up now. 3 more friends got married, 2 became parents. — Micro-ambitious (@pal36) January 27, 2015
Facebook is up again, so soon ? Time to outrage on twitter. — The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 27, 2015
— Pizza Hut India (@PizzaHutIN) January 27, 2015