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Facebook down, people take to Twitter to poke fun

social media Updated: Jun 19, 2014 16:39 IST
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Facebook, the world's most popular social media website, crashed for a brief while on Thursday. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can," said an message on the website when users tried to log in.

"Sorry, something went wrong," said the message. The outage lasted for at least 15 minutes, enough time for some of its 1.28 billion monthly active users to tweet and poke fun at the website.

Screen shot of the website

During the outage, Facebook users ranging from Australia to South Korea to India and Britain were greeted with a message saying "Sorry, something went wrong".

While everyone had a different perspective, we bring to you some of the funniest tweets:

"Facebook is down because Nitin Gadkari was uploading a High Resolution, Full Body Selfie as his DP," tweeted Gaurav (@bwoyblunder).

Another user Overrated Outcast (@over_rated) tweeted, "Whoa, Facebook is down? NOW HOW WILL RACIST RELATIVES AND PEOPLE I DON'T REMEMBER I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH CONTACT ME? (sic)"

The cause of the outage was not immediately known. Its exact duration could not be confirmed but service was restored in less than an hour.

It prevented users from posting to the social networking site "for a brief period of time", a Facebook spokesman said.

"We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent," he said. "We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

(With inputs from Reuters)