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facebook offline, my life in ruins

A horror beyond horrors occurred Tuesday night (1-27-15). A travesty or personal affront took place where people’s liberties were abruptly taken from them, without warning.

No, I’m not talking a mass murder. Nor am I talking about an organized countrywide home invasion.  No, something much, much worse, and that is that Facebook and Instagram went down and became unreachable.

I was on Facebook and noticed things started acting odd on the platform and it very quickly devolved into a non-interactive experience. So I bolted for other parts of the web and then did something else altogether. I just assumed they were installing a new way to bait us into clicking more links on the site.

It never occurred to me to call 911 because Facebook went down. And yet, all across this fine country of these United States, that is exactly what happens (Last August 2014, it happened)… and it turns out, last night was not a unique experience, but yet, a common occurrence.

Here in the Bay Area, the newspaper headline read, Law Enforcement Urges People to Not Call 911 When Facebook Goes Down. (Paraphrased)

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