Remember When Facebook Went Down For Thirty Minutes Last Week? Yeah, Idiots Out In LA Called 911 About It

There’s a chance that I’m out of the loop, but when did Facebook not working suddenly become a 911 emergency? I like my stupid newsfeed status updates such as “LOL LOOK AT DIS VIDEO IZ SO FUNNY” as much as the next guy, but as far as I’m aware the inability to access those isn’t exactly a 911-worthy emergency. But then again, I’m not an idiot from Los Angeles.

“Officials at one Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department station were not happy after getting calls from residents because Facebook went down Friday morning.
‘#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!’ Sheriff’s Sgt. Burton Brink of the Crescenta Valley station wrote on Twitter. In a later tweet, he said an unknown number of people called 911 about the outage.
Facebook went down early Friday morning. The company responded to the outage, issuing a statement saying, ‘Facebook 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.'”

Via LA Times

// because the whole thing sounds too stupid to be true, Sgt. Brink even had to send a follow-up tweet.


West coast killin’ it as always.

[H/T LA Times]