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Facebook down: 10 memes poking fun at outage as world flocks to Twitter instead

With Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all down for hours on Monday night, it was only a matter of time before memes emerged to poke fun at the situation.

Unfortunately though, they couldn’t be viewed in any of these places… meaning Twitter was the ultimate destination for tongue-in-cheek posts as people around the world tried to avert boredom.

First and foremost, the biggest concern for most people was whether anyone else was having the same problem…

This curious situation wasn’t lost on Twitter…

As Britons tried to cope without their photos of the posh meals their friends are having in restaurants, some might have opted to switch on Netflix and watch Squid Game – the latest show to turn into an overnight sensation. Sensing the mood, the streaming giant tweeted…

With Facebook’s stock price tanking, it’s been a day to forget for the tech giant. This eagle-eyed Twitter user even spotted that the Facebook.com domain is for sale. Does this mean that Mark Zuckerberg has decided to shut up shop after making billions over the past 17 years?

Some decided to dust off some tried-and-tested memes to make light of the situation – including this man quietly enjoying a takeaway as chaos unfolds around him…

And keeping with the theme, Twitter users are certainly feeling smug tonight. This user shared a picture of Disaster Girl – a four-year-old who went viral after smirking in front of a burning building – with a couple of updates to reflect the current situation…

Here’s a neat take told through the medium of football…

This isn’t necessarily a meme, but Edward Snowden – the whistleblower known for exposing how the US government monitors Americans – had this perspective…

Some millennials have now started to yearn for the days when the likes of MSN Messenger and Bebo ruled the roost…

But others have started to worry that the avalanche of people descending on Twitter might be causing other problems…

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