The social networking site faced a major downtime as users only saw the error message—"Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."
Incidently, on Wednesday Jay Parikh, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure engineering while speaking at Gigaom Structure 2014 in San Francisco explained how changes to both software and hardware behind the scenes have enabled the world's largest social network to serve its users with relatively little to no downtime.
On being deprived of their daily dose of Facebook, users reacted on Twitter with little panache, to what many called an "online tragedy":
YES, FACEBOOK IS DOWN!
— Madhu Menon (@madmanweb) June 19, 2014
— Sucesos de la Red (@sucesosdelared) June 19, 2014
Facebook down. Uwian na? :D
— vincent lantin (@nevinct) June 19, 2014
Sooo... that's that... what do you guys want to do while Facebook is down? pic.twitter.com/jKc5gApsyv
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) June 19, 2014
— Jason Thai (@thiamfook) June 19, 2014
o facebook parou ?
— Gaby ⚛ (@Takahashi_Gaby) June 19, 2014
People panicking because Facebook's down. That's why I Tumblr.
— Jowana Bueser (@jowana) June 19, 2014