Last week marked the day the Earth REALLY stood still, as there was a global partial outage for approximately 14 hours (and counting, for some) of some Facebook-owned apps, including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Facebook itself.
Users of the popular social media platforms Instagram and Facebook were getting error messages, inability to post new content, and difficulties refreshing feeds.
They say laughter is the best medicine, right?
Alas, the only place left for frustrated social media users to gather and commiserate was Twitter, and the hashtags #instagramdown and #facebookdown were a veritable goldmine of hilarity when it came to our feels about trying stay cool even though our favorite networks were down.
Here are Some of the Most Hilarious Reactions to the Instagram/Facebook Outage 2019.
1. Well, well, well…
Twitter HQ be like.. pic.twitter.com/Ug9FJwjMSX
— Louis ☕️ (@OhSN4PitsLOUI3) March 14, 2019
2. What is this strange world?
Instagram and Facebook are down; people are emerging from their caves confused and disheveled, showing strangers on the street pictures of their dinner and yelling motivational quotes into the abyss.
— Macaroniandmomjeans (@Macandmomjeans) March 13, 2019
3. The End is Nigh
Get ready for that rapture thing …@Facebook and @Instagram have both shit the bed. Now we may all actually have to talk IRL. Stay strong, @Twitter . You’re our only hope. Thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻#FacebookDown #instagramdown
— Rachel Sobel (@whinecheezits) March 13, 2019
4. Is this… is this where meme babies come from??
All these poor folks flocking over from Instagram. Finally seeing where the memes get made. It’s like learning what hotdogs are. Hurts doesn’t it?
— ditch pony (@molly7anne) March 13, 2019
5. However will we stay warm and busy during this outage?
Gonna be a lot of December babies thanks to IG and FB.
— lifeandtimesofmom (@VirginiaMcmurdo) March 14, 2019
6. Someone better take one for the team…
What will it take to get Instagram back up?! pic.twitter.com/V35uDWqRb3
— Highfiveexpert (@highfiveexpert) March 13, 2019
7. Don’t panic, don’t panic, be cool
— hailey (@haileyydemming) March 14, 2019
8. Is that what life has become?
9. HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW WHAT I ATE??
10. Getting that dopamine rush by any means necessary
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of 100 million moms logging on to Amazon because Facebook and Instagram are down.
— The Mom at Law (@TheMomAtLaw) March 14, 2019
11. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time
I had to actually watch a movie with my husband without scrolling social media yesterday. He on the other hand had a shit eating grin on his face the entire 2 hours, it was awful.
— Snarky Breeders (@snarkybreeders) March 14, 2019
12. It’s fine, I wasn’t that into social media anyway…
Now, as of today (March 14, 2019), it looks like many pages are back up and users are able to resume their activities as normal. PHEW!
But for some, services are still down.
Lucky for us, the fun didn’t stop with the outage. Once Instagram was back up and running, we were #blessed with more hilarious memes about the experience.
#neverforget that time we had to spend the day as savages
Communication IRL has never been my strong suit…
Yes, I hauled ass to Twitter, and no, I’m not sorry
Thankfully, we all survived!
And luckily, most of us have our social media back to distract us from the emotional fallout of being confronted with our crippling dependence on it.