Facebook users dial 911 over social network outage

imageOh La Crescenta, you so silly. It’s gotta be nice to be a bubble in LA.


When Facebook crashes, what’s a disgruntled user to do? For some, it means calling the authorities, apparently.

Such was the case on Friday morning when the popular social network suffered its second brief outage in two months. Some users in Los Angeles, after getting an error message, called 911, prompting L.A. County Sheriff sergeant Burton Brink to shoot off the following tweet:

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According to Sgt. Brink, the Crescenta Valley Station in La Crescenta, Calif. has received “several” calls from dissatisfied Facebook users seeking a solution, although the exact number of phone-in complaints had not be tallied as of press time.

“We get phone calls all the time, whether it be Facebook going down, people getting wrong orders at fast food restaurants, or their cable TV went out,” Sgt. Brink told Fortune. “But with Facebook in particular, we get calls probably because it’s such a widely-used thing.” Of his now-viral…

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