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Internet addicts and Facebook fiends alike, freaked out Friday during the great social media collapse of 2014; otherwise known as a 30 minute Facebook outage.

Around 11:00 CST, for roughly half an hour, folks across the world had no idea how they were going to display their most recent photos of breakfast or exclaim their discontent over the recent Bieber ordeal.

Most people were mildly agitated as Facebook went down and simply stopped facebooking for a bit. Some simply adapted and overcame their social media addiction by jumping ship to other social media outlets; Twitter use skyrocketed during this time.

However, the most police state dependent folks, did the only thing they knew how, leaned on the government for help. As panic set in, statists picked up their phones and dialed those magical 3 digits, 9-1-1.

Police departments in California reported countless phone calls regarding the outage:

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Dumbfounded that people would actually call the cops for a Facebook outage the confirmation tweets came in:

The fact that a person would dial 9-1-1 for anything is mind-blowing enough as the police normally show up after the crime or violence has already been committed and rarely find the one responsible.

Also, the average response time to a 9-1-1 call is 10 minutes nationwide. In some cases the dispatchers do not even take the caller seriously and the victim ends up dead, when a crime could have actually been prevented.

So to think that police would ever take the faintest interest in your social media concerns or be obliged in the least to even express sympathy, is borderline insanity.

Facebook has yet to officially release a statement in regards to the outage, however their Platform Status page displayed the following message Friday during the outage:

Increased errors/latency on all Platform surfaces

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.

It is now back up and seems fully functional and facebook confirmed this Friday evening as well:

Increased errors/latency on all Platform surfaces - Resolved

Platform has been stable for >5 hours and our engineers have reproduced the complex issue that was causing many of our www/api servers to run out of resources. The team is now working on the final fix, but we are confident that there will be no further regression. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any issues that we caused for your apps. Have a great weekend.