Features Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute| January 27, 2015| 1:20 pm IST As Facebook, Instagram and Tinder went down for maintenance around 12 noon on Tuesday, people with eyes glued to their phones and computer screens did not know what to do.  After fumbling around, hoping that the websites would work if the page was refreshed enough, realization dawned that twitter was still working. Within a little while, #facebookdown started trending on twitter As lost and forgotten twitter accounts were logged in and people shared the 'horror' of what looked like a mini existential crisis, twitterati's had a ball, poking fun at Facebook and its users. Here's the best of the lot.    Meanwhile at Facebook HQ #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/gFhI32T4Qq — 9GAG (@9GAG) January 27, 2015 Facebook and Instagram are down. People be like... pic.twitter.com/HRqR42VvzU — Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) January 27, 2015 The world is seeking alternate status update methods: #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/aX4nzigGc4 — Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) January 27, 2015 #facebook and #Instagram are down. To cheer you up, here's a western pygmy possum. http://t.co/E7ep2tEJ4K pic.twitter.com/EgsZbHE4Fn — AustralianGeographic (@ausgeo) January 27, 2015 Twitter has exploded with the news that Facebook has been knocked offline. #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/S4q7cvGmwG — Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) January 27, 2015 #Facebook and #Instagram are down. RETWEET if you're down to ROCK on @twitter! pic.twitter.com/YN2p1dpy8O — Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) January 27, 2015 War, famine, poverty, climate change, terror attacks, equality, food crises, & extremism. So what is at the top of the news? #facebookdown — NYC EMS Website (@NYCEMSwebsite) January 27, 2015 Relax.... It's not like Redtube is down or anything #facebookdown — del james (@deljamesgang) January 27, 2015 However, Facebook is now up and running again, within 2 hours of shutting down for maintenance. Guess who's back #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/YPJGES1L3z — Creative Chaos (@csquareonline) January 27, 2015 Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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