Apparently the fact the Facebook has stopped working was as serious as a murder, or a medical emergency.
Since we were little, we had all been taught that we should only call 911 if there was actually some type of emergency going on. If someone told you that thy actually called 911 because Facebook went down, you would probably think that they were joking but that is something that a lot of L.A residents did yesterday when Facebook was down worldwide for 30 minutes.
Why would anyone call 911 because Facebook had stopped working? As if it were the first time it has been down and no one knew if it was ever going to come back. If Facebook stops working, you wait it out but you don´t call 911. If you do your call could be taking the place of someone who wanted to call to report a medical emergency.
Other users were smarter and went to Twitter and WhatsApp to talk about the Facebook failure and did not call 911. They waited it out and of course that was the smartest thing they could have done. If Facebook goes down worldwide, you know Zuckerberg is going nuts trying to find a solution because if Facebook is down, that means he is losing a lot of money.
911 got so many calls that law enforcement has to post a tweet telling people to stop calling 911 since Facebook is not a law enforcement issue.