TWITTER users have shared hilarious memes mocking Facebook’s 7-hour global outage after the competitor site tweeted a “hello literally everyone” message to new members.
The tongue-and-cheek comment was shared more than half-a-million times and received some 3million likes.
Social media users flocked to Twitter to proportion memes about Facebook being down.
One person posted an image of Mr Bean, who represented Twitter, and alongside him a character wrapped head-to-toe in bandages representing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Others joked about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, being sent in to fix the problem.
One user shared a picture of an electrician fixing wiring and superimposed Zuckerberg’s confront on top.
Another posted a picture of a man with the Twitter logo posted over his confront cheerily bending over a grave with WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook’s logos on it.
A third posted a picture of Pixar superhero Mr Incredible saying “it’s showtime” with the caption: “When social media apps are down, Twitter be like…”
A fourth shared an image of a car turned on its side following an accident and a tow-truck near by, writing: “Mark Zuckerberg watching his team fix WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook”.
Another posted a photo of Homer from The Simpsons jumping from his house into Moe’s Tavern, which is on a truck and has the Twitter logo.
‘I MISSED OUT’
It comes as hundreds of thousands of Facebook users mocked Zuckerberg’s apology following the seven-hour outage.
“Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now,” Zuckerberg said in a post on Monday.
“Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our sets to stay connected with the people you care about.”
Monica Izumi shot back, saying Facebook’s sets were “so important to me, my work and my clients”.
A man said he had “missed out on a lot of business today” as a consequence while Ossai Ovie posted: “Some of us lost some amount of money yesterday as a consequence of the outage.”
Others accused Zuckerberg of apologising in a way that implied the world needed him.
One user accused the social media juggernaut of arrogance, writing: “Please don’t make yourself more important than you are.
“Get off your high horse.”
Posting a photo of a man shrugging his shoulders and looking insincere, they said: “‘I know how much you rely on our sets…”
The social media platforms were up and running by late Monday afternoon.
Problems with the sets, which are all owned by Facebook, began around 4.45pm BST (11.45am ET), according to online outage trackers, while, the Twitter situation emerged a few hours later.
Facebook said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.
“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and sets and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
A blog post from Facebook said the blackout was caused by “configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers” which brought “our sets to a stop”.
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