Skip to comments.Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)
Posted on 08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down.
Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help.
"#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he wrote.
Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology.
"Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can," the site posted.
A message posted by a Facebook's developer around noon said the site "is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We'll update shortly."
Facebook returned about an hour later.
Women and children hit hardest.
If Free Republic is ever down, remain calm and call the National Guard, the French Foreign Legion, Batman, and Jim Thompson. Please remain CALM.
To everyone out there - if Free Republic is down....
Wonder if that would be part of the plot for “Sharknado3?”
Its times like this that I really do fear for the future of the Republic.
all the Kool people have already left Facebook
Agreed. If this is not proof we live in an idiocracy, I don’t know what is.
yep, low information voters are also low information citizens ..
I wish it were. I don’t see many of the phone zombies even surviving more than a few days without their “lifelines.” I’m leaning toward a “Road Warrior” type of distopian future.
Well, it’s a natural assumption. Facebook is funneling their users’ private data to LEOs and government agencies, so the fine citizens of CA did their civic duty in reporting that Facebook was offline.
Now watch next week, when Facebook has a public offering of prefered stock and other equity options. Just maybe, after this ‘taking the candy from the baby’ tease by Facebook, just maybe the interest in financially seizing a piece of the Great Facebook Monolith will have been piqued.
Some people were in a complete red panic.
Forget the women and children, my dogs were upset, because they have their own pages...
all the uncool ppl use facebook now. Time for something else
Appalling. How many heart attack victims could not get through while these cretins called 911?
Would dogs want to friend almost everyone?
They have a decent number of friends
“Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down”
911, forsooth—something this dire deserves a call-up of the national guard.
they’re probably the majority now
It explains a little more how Obambi is still polling at 40% favorable...the idiot electorate is too busy lighting up the 911 lines to let the police know that they can’t ‘like’ something on Facebook...
Hurricane Katrina was a glimpse into what will happen, if anything is interrupted for more than a week - power, Facebook, food, etc.
We’re becoming helpless like farm animals (well some of us are).
It was horrible. It took almost a minute to boot up this morning but I was one of the lucky ones. It almost worked. It was worse than the flood last year that shut down everything for 4 months. The post office was closed for 6 months./s
I will have multiple schadenfreude orgasms the day FB dies.
Well don’t call Facebook. All you will get are stupid, pointless, wonky emails signed by “The Facebook Team”.
Why has there never been Idiocracy II? It would be a blockbuster.
It’s impossible to imagine anyone being this stupid and self-involved, but there it is.
They need to talk a political poll of all the idgiots (TM - me) (idits + idiot) that called the 911 for Facebook being down. Must be running 90% liberal.
Is this real or satire? It was down but only for a few minutes. Why would anyone call 911 about this? Nuts.
Facebook was down? Darn. I was face down in a book, and missed it.
When he tornado hit this area a few years ago, Facebook was one of the few ways to get info about ice, gas, etc. I kept my phone charged by using my car battery.
All their plants will die in Farmville.
“An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter...”
Uh, that might be part of the problem right there.
I’m surprised our fearless leader din’t declare martial law.
A vivid example of just how Media-centric, and media-driven people had become.
Can you just imagine the terror at OFA/Acorn, knowing that they wouldn’t be able to feed more BS to their sheeple?
Imagine if all the Smart Phones stopped working
More like if FR, WRSA, Drudge, SipseyStreet, Codrea, APN & SHTFPlan are down....
Then it’s all hands on deck & “Wagon’s HO”
FR has been down enough for me to know not to hit the panic button until all other usual suspects are offline.
That’s the time to panic :-)
Is this article for real or is it sarcasm?
I read Twitter was down as well yesterday.
Maybe he did an you just don’t know because it was in your Facebook feed.
“It’s times like this that I really do fear for the future of the Republic.”
A man yclept BurgerZuck,
Will bring a speaking cluck,
To many millions & c.,
A social media spree.
It will go down in El Lay,
On a certain Day,
Nine Hundred plus ten and one,
Will deal with urgency connected to the Zuck one.
* If Free Republic is ever down, remain calm and call the National Guard, the French Foreign Legion, Batman, and Jim Thompson. Please remain CALM.*
Get on the CB channel 11 and form a Pony Express type relay of messages across the country.
Keep in mind— the kids and younger people do not use Facebook anymore. These are older people acting the fool.
But what if I can’t get Chicken McNuggetts at 10 AM?
That must surely be an emergency!
Really! Who cares if FaceBook is down?
I can exist without it.
Those that cannot are too weak to deserve a ride on planet Earth.
Every one of these idiots should be charged with misuse of 911. A heavy fine or even a weekend in jail at the very least.
How freaking stupid are these folks?