Reactionary tweets to Facebook outage show just how overdependent we are

Be cool, people

For a brief period this morning, civilisation suffered a momentary existential crisis as an error message replaced their Facebook newsfeed.

The outage was mostly reported in Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and later, parts of North America, so it wasn't just you. The service is back up right now, but you might want to check your privacy settings to make sure everything is in order. A Facebook spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia that it was "due to a technical issue". However, it's unclear what the issue is exactly. We'll update this story if and when more is revealed.

Was it the work of Snapchat? We’ll never know.