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Facebook users take to Twitter to vent dismay over half-hour of 'silence'

Published on Jun 19, 2014 11:18 PM
 
Facebook users worldwide rushed onto Twitter on Thursday, June 19, 2014, to vent their dismay - and trade jokes - after a glitch left them briefly unable to reach friends on the social networking giant. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Facebook users worldwide rushed onto Twitter on Thursday to vent their dismay - and trade jokes - after a glitch left them briefly unable to reach friends on the social networking giant.

For about a half hour starting at around 0800 GMT (4 pm, Singapore time), users were greeted with the message, "Sorry, something went wrong," when they tried to access their accounts.

Thousands headed to Twitter to make sure they were not alone in their Facebook-free plight, many posting under the hashtag #Facebookdown.

"A moment of silence for all of those who had to interact face to face #facebookdown," wrote the user Herbert, who tweets as @topsupstore.

 
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