Facebook down; Millennial has to call over 1000 people to notify he was at Starbucks
Early yesterday morning, Facebook announced it had identified some internal issues with its server and that they were working hard to rectify the problem. Rest assured things would be back online within the hour. But rest wasn't assured for millennial Scott Brentridge. You see, he had just pulled up to Starbucks.
'It started like a normal day. Ya know my usual routine. I get up around 930am, send out a morning note to my tweeps on Twitter - something frothy like a carpe diem, a Kanye gif, or something ultra relevant like 'when you first wake up in the morning you're like:' (awesome and sassy pic)
Then I make my way to the Starbucks to chillax with a flat white and hopefully cruise into work sometime around 10. That's when it happened. I opened Facebook to tell everyone I've ever encountered that I was getting a coffee....and i got an error!
I totally panicked - I could tweet it out (and I did). But my FB friends don't necessarily overlap with my tweeps and I prefer likes and comments on it to hearts and RTs. I did the only thing I could think of - I redownloaded FourSquare, and checked in at Starbucks. I posted a review of Starbucks on Yelp in case I needed proof that I was there at a later time. Finally, I hit the phones. I attempted to call over 1,000 people to tell them I was at Starbucks. I tried texting pics of my cup as well, and occasionally I'd yell out my quirky hashtags like #needmyfix #caffeinecrusader #lattelover #fourbucks #corporateamericaisbullshit #SBUXistheproblem #SBUXisthesolution, but time was of the essence.
Facebook is back up now, which is good, because I just got to work, I'm hella bored and have to kill 30 minutes before lunch at Chipotle.