Yes, the withdrawal from the minute-by-minute updates on politics and gratuitous OPK (other people's kids) posts is enough to send people straight out of their minds, apparently.
In fact, there were so many 911 calls in the area to report the social media outage, that Sheriff's Sergeant Burton Brink of the Crescenta Valley station took to Twitter to tell people to knock it off.
"#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!"
#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!— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
LINK TO TWITTER POST: https://twitter.com/LASDBrink/status/495246980075900928
So, in preparation for the next regrettable, but inevitable, outage, we here at SheKnows have compiled a guide to the five stages of Facebook grief and separation anxiety as told through the modern video poetry of GIFs.
We hope this will help you to recognize your feelings and perhaps work through them in a more calm fashion the next time you lose access to your news feed. And you know, leave the 911 lines open for better stuff, like drunk guys who call to get the cops to give them a ride to the bar. Did you see that on Facebook? Oh, sorry. Read on.
This isn't happening. I'm disconnected from the Earth and everything on it. Zuck will fix it soon, I just need to keep it together a little longer.
I want to play Candy Crush! Now!
Please, just come back to me Facebook, I promise I won't troll ex-boyfriends anymore.
I guess this is it. This just got real, Facebook is really down.
I guess I'll just have to find some other way to entertain myself at work.
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