Facebook goes down, users flood Twitter

Published: Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:00 p.m. MDT

An unknown number of Facebook users experienced an outage on Tuesday, June 18.

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Down Right Now, an Internet services monitoring site, noted that Facebook is experiencing a "likely service disruption" at 9:28 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, June 18.

Those able to reach the page received a message stating "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

With all the Facebook issues, users took to Twitter to vent their frustration, spread the word and even poke fun at social media attachment.

Business Insider simply tweeted, "Facebook is down."

While NorthWest Cable News suggested that social media users have flooded Twitter only because Facebook is down. They tweeted: "How many more of you are reading this tweet because Facebook is down? #BeHonest."

Several tweeters made comments about the NSA and Facebook. Many even joked about productivity increasing with outage. Whatever the cause, the service interruption went on unexplained.

According to NBC News Facebook has plans to announce a "new product," with rumors suggesting that they will be adding a video to Instagram. However, the outage seems to be unrelated to the upcoming new product.

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