Following a surprising amount of phone calls to emergency services last night, East Bay dispatchers are requesting that local residents stop calling in to complain about social media networks becoming temporarily unavailable.
Claycord.com reports that following a brief Instagram outage, Facebook also went down, causing panic among several residents.READ MORE: Berkeley Couple Seeks Answers After Safe Containing $500K In Valuables Stolen From Their Home
Facebook’s outage was reportedly caused by an internal glitch, but nevertheless raised concern in the East Bay, prompting five people to call in to ask when the sites would be back online.READ MORE: Mountain View May Transform Stretch Of Castro Street Into Pedestrian Mall, Plaza
“Our lines are [sic] dedicated to handle life and death calls, and even though Facebook is important to a lot of people, it’s not a matter of life and death when it stops working,” the dispatcher said. “One caller even called back to tell me I was being rude because I told her it wasn’t a life threatening emergency.”MORE NEWS: San Francisco Launches Fund to Help Businesses Repair Broken Windows, Other Vandalism
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