It’s already been a pretty long week with the recent election and such. So right at the end if the day its understandable you’d want to log on to Facebook, let off a little steam, and see what’s what amongst your social circle.
Oh wait, no you can’t, you’re dead. Well according to Facebook that is.
Yes there was a good chance that if you logged onto Facebook at anytime this weekend and clicked onto your profile page, you’d find a banner right at the top that urged all those friends and family you have added on your profile to remember you as you were by posting their most heartfelt condolences. Or the most sad cat memes they could possibly find. Either or really.
Casey Newton of The Verge discovered this upon logging onto his own account and found said banner at the top profile that read, “We hope people who love Casey will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”
Since then many have gone to social media to share their own “obituaries”.
Omg catch this bug while its hot: facebook has memorialized all of its accounts accidentally. We're all dead!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/eqbtL7iGas
— Anna (@annaniess) November 11, 2016
Oh good, in case this week wasn't bad enough now FACEBOOK THINKS EVERYONE IS DEAD pic.twitter.com/MJ9geVc1ht
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) November 11, 2016
Even Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg got hit with this!
I'm not dead.
Please fix this.
Dan's Ghost pic.twitter.com/IZhkaUvXzs
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) November 11, 2016
To anyone that has lost anyone recently, we here at Don’t Hate the Geek do send out deepest and sincerest of condolences to you all.
This is one of the oddest programming bugs to happen across any site, much less Facebook.
A spokesperson from Facebook did issue a statement to the Wall Street Journal after everyone was resurrected, stating, “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”
What do you make of this is situation? Did you get this yourself or know someone who did? Let us know in the comments below!