Facebook being down is a big deal for a lot of people. After all, Facebook is THE social network, and it’s also a place where a lot of people to go play games, share pictures, hang out, and generally waste the work day. So when Facebook suffers an outage, be it a record outage or a shorter one, everyone kind of freaks out about it. That’s why some Los Angeles residents went to the only people who can help: the cops. Los Angeles County’s 911 system was getting terrified calls about a recent Facebook outage. Sounds more like a Florida thing, but I guess there’s no telling what will happen when Farmville goes unattended.
Sgt. Burton Brink from the Crescenta Valley station went to official LASD Twitter account to tell people to chill, tweeting, “#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!”
It’s amazing to me that A) people called 911 about Facebook and B) police officers used Twitter to quiet the maddened crowds. Twitter should only be used for serious news, like zombie apocalypses, and not goofy stuff about Face… oh, what am I saying? Twitter is made for goofy stuff like this.
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