Facebook has gone down a few times recently, and though there are many things to do when this happens, they aren’t always apparent. Here’s a quick list for next time.
First, make sure Facebook is actually down. It’s not uncommon for your Internet connection to stutter or die. Use website checkers like IsUp.me to make sure it’s not just you, and then restart your computer.
Not knowing what someone I last saw at school 26 years ago had for dinner last night has put me in an awful mood today. Keith #facebookdown
— Keith Mallender (@KeithMallender) September 29, 2015
Didn’t work? Go ahead and refresh Facebook like crazy. These outages only tend to last for a few minutes, so mashing refresh will likely get you back in quickly. Also, don’t forget there are other social networks out there. Switch to something else for a while and connect with different people.
Still waiting? Try making a YouTube video sharing your rage about Facebook being down. By the time it’s uploaded Facebook will likely be back, but you will at least have done something productive – and you can even re-use it next time!
People screaming, walking & crying on streets, holding their pictures & asking "Do you like my photo? Do you?" #FacebookDown
— Sam (@SoGe89) September 29, 2015
Remember that Facebook is not the entirety of the Internet, so visit another site – like us! MakeUseOf always has something to teach you! Try a StumbleUpon alternative if you’re stumped on where else to visit on the Internet.
Finally, it’s key that the Internet isn’t the only thing in life, so shut off your device and go do something else much more interesting offline. You can then post about whatever you do on FB when it’s back!
— Beeta Benjy (@BeetaBenjy) September 29, 2015
What’s your go-to activity for when Facebook is down? Drop a comment and let us know!
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