Millions of social media addicts were forced Wednesday to notice things other than their mobile phones — or at least look away occasionally — after Facebook and Instagram blinked off for much of the day.
The dearth of likes and followers was so traumatic for Facebook that the social media giant turned to Twitter to say it was trying to fix the blackout.
But the stricken thumb typers were not easily mollified. There were calls to bring back Myspace, the failed precursor to Facebook. It was such a troubling day that rumors began to circulate that God had a hand in it.
Still, it wasn’t all bad. Husbands were said to be listening to their wives and there was evidence of actual romance. Evidence, that is, in memes. Here’s a look at some of the best ones: