Facebook users today experienced a great shock - the social network was down in multiple countries!
Almost immediately, various Facebook hashtags were trending on Twitter, with multiple users bemoaning the calamity that was likely a Facebook technical glitch.
#facebookdown managed to hit the Singapore Twitter trending charts during the outage.
A Twitter user, @ImJames_ said: "This Generation can live without Oxygen but not without Facebook".
#facebookdown 4Few Hours and it started trending in twitter ! Ghosh! This Generation can live Even without Oxygen but not without Facebook— Jameshubert (@ImJames_) June 19, 2014
The outage appeared to last for about 10 minutes in Singapore, from 4:20pm to 4:30pm.
@thatmatsmith tweeted: "And @facebook's back. Back to the procrastination."
And @Facebook's back. Back to the procrastination.— Mat Smith (@thatmatsmith) June 19, 2014
A Facebook spokesperson told AsiaOne that it "experienced an issue that prevented people from posting to Facebook for a brief period."
Facebook added that it resolved the issue quickly and that the social network is now operational.
Watch this space for more updates regarding the outage.