In this modern, connected world, the Internet is a necessity. Communication, education, even the economy depends on it. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Free Wifi, as the saying goes. Seeing as Internet access is so important to humanity, you can probably understand why some will panic when they can’t connect to their social media.
The Houston Police Department released this tweet this week after some Facebook outages:
Apparently they had been getting a lot of calls about Facebook being down. I wonder how that conversation went…?
“911, what’s your emergency?”
“Facebook is down! I can’t get FarmVille running! People are going to starve!!!”
Thankfully, it isn’t just America that believes Facebook not running is a 911-worthy emergency. The Kingston Police in England sent out a similar tweet:
See, you can tell it’s British by how sarcastic it is. You can almost smell the tea and irrelevance!
Meanwhile, in Australia, the Queensland Police were taking the issue much more seriously:
Of course, as this was sent from a computer in Australia, it would originally look more like this:
(On a side note, I’m embarrassed to say how long it took me to figure out how to flip that image just for this joke)