It may have lasted for around half an hour, but the 'Great Facebook Outage of 2014' certainly got the internet panicking.
The social network site was down this morning, with users reporting that they were unable to access the Facebook website and mobile apps worldwide.
While the opportunity to go outside and talk to other people face to face instead was there for the taking, people seemed to prefer taking to Twitter and talking about... Facebook.
Here are some of the best online reactions to the global outage:
Take this chance to live Facebook in real life. Go outside and give anybody you see with a pram a big thumbs up and say 'I LIKE YOUR BABY!'— The Media Blog (@TheMediaTweets) June 19, 2014
Jeremy Paxman leaves Newsnight, Spain get knocked out of the World Cup, Facebook goes down. End of days.— Richard James (@richjamesuk) June 19, 2014
RIP Facebook. Taken from us at such a young age.— John Beach (@john_beach) June 19, 2014
Long forgotten social media sites noticed a resurgence...
Breaking news: MySpace gets 10 hits whilst Facebook is down, it's highest daily visitor number since 2006.— Adam Wilkinson (@adam_wilkinson) June 19, 2014
Even politicians seemed at a loss with what to do without Facebook. Here is Finland's new Prime Minister:
Facebook is down. Thank God for #Twitter.— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) June 19, 2014
Meanwhile Mark Zuckenberg had his team of engineers working hard to get thing back to working order.
This is the team at facebook right now. pic.twitter.com/9bgwxKFs7K— 987fm (@987fm) June 19, 2014
People did manage to stay calm while this was going on though.
Things to do while #Facebookdown any ideas? How do I tell people what I had for breakfast now!?— Craig Burrows, MBE (@craigburrows) June 19, 2014
While everyone was stressing, social media managers took it as a great opportunity to promote their brand:
Pret A Manger (@Pret) June 19, 2014
It was all fine in the end and we all survived.
Aaaaaaaannnd..... It looks like Facebook is back. Please go back to liking cat photos. All is well.— Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher) June 19, 2014