Facebook and Instagram services interrupted, users unable to post or browse

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Facebook and Instagram users have been plagued with blackouts today as the sites were unexpectedly taken down.

Netizens and social media enthusiasts" worst nightmare came true on Saturday as the popular social networking website went "down' for maintenance - for a while. Here is a compilation of some of the best tweets to come out of the trending #facebookdown on Twitter this morning.

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Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that Cohn considered quitting and went so far as to draft a resignation letter . But Cohn added: "I also feel compelled to voice my distress over the events of the last two weeks".

DownDetector.com, a site that monitors online outages, reported more than 2,500 users having an issue with Facebook. Instead they have encountered an error message. For the same reason, the tech experts couldn't exactly figure out the reason for the outage. "We're sorry for any inconvenience".

Revealing she couldn't access her favourite photo sharing site, former Geordie Shore star, Vicky Pattison wrote: "Anyone else struggling to get on Instagram?". Let us know by posting your comments in the box below.