Facebook Went Down, FIVE People Called 911

Facebook Went Down, FIVE People Called 911

Facebook went down for a little bit on Monday, which for most people was a slight inconvenience. Others, however, lost their shit a little.

CBS San Francisco report that shortly after the service stopped working, not one, not two, but FIVE PEOPLE called 911.

"Our lines are [sic] dedicated to handle life and death calls, and even though Facebook is important to a lot of people, it's not a matter of life and death when it stops working," a dispatcher told CBS (via Boing Boing). "One caller even called back to tell me I was being rude because I told her it wasn't a life threatening emergency."

Hey, morons: emergency lines are for emergencies, not your whining.


    At bare minimum that should be a fine.

      I'm fairly sure wasting the time of emergency dispatchers is a fine in Australia. Everything else is, I'd be amazed if they overlooked this one.

    My Mum really needed a moment of zen like this. Thank you very much, America.

    I swear only Americans would call 911 if Facebook stopped working.

      Australians call 000 when they need a plumber in a hurry.

      Do you not remember that ad on TV a few years ago where they used idiots recorded calls from genuine waste of time phone calls.

        Hmm no I don't actually... But still, people are idiots.

      We (QLD) have had calls to '000' for the ambulance to help order a pizza, also wipe someone's arse, a free ride into the CBD, TV channels not working during the last olympics.... list goes on....

      They walk among us

      No no, I'm sure there are Australians who would also call 911.

        911 actually works in australia ;) plays a message saying you should call 000 next time, then connects you through. ... there are some interesting stats on this available somewhere

    But its back up now, so obviously it worked.

    just remember that these people are also allowed to vote.

    A sign of things to come.

    “Our lines are [sic] dedicated

    Am I missing something here? Where's this apparent spelling error that's prompted the author to add the [sic]?

      I think they meant to have it as "Our lines are dedicated to handle [sic] life and death calls". It's a screw up on the original CBS site. Should have been "handling" or something along that line.

        I guess they meant it to say "“Our lines are dedicated FOR HANDLING life and death calls,"?

        Gogogo CBS I guess.

    And this is WHY we need another world war, to let those stupid people die so they won't populate the world with stupidity.

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