Facebook Currently Doesn't Allow Status Updates

UPDATE: It looks like we’re back up and running.

It has been reported today that Facebook is experiencing technical issues that are prohibiting users from posting updates and ‘liking’ content.

After testing the problems myself, I can confirm that reports are correct – at least in my part of the world.

While this is no doubt infuriating to some users, Facebook’s errors present us with an opportunity to spend some time doing some other things.

Here are 15 things you can do – some productive, some not so much – while Facebook is experiencing technical issues:

  1. Plan future content
  2. Get away from your computer or mobile device and take some pictures
  3. Same as 3 except shoot some video
  4. Spend additional time on other social media platforms
  5. Rage quit your Facebook account
  6. Dive into Insights to learn about your Facebook community
  7. Enjoy the peace and quiet from the constant stream of engagement and interaction on your Page
  8. Write a new blog post
  9. Continue on as normal because you’ve got all of your Facebook content scheduled
  10. Spend some time learning more about your community on related forums and blogs
  11. Get away from your desk and learn more about what’s going on in your organization
  12. Contribute to these issues being the number 1 trending topic on Twitter by tweeting your own frustrations
  13. Take a deep breath because by the time you’re done Facebook will have probably resolved these issues
  14. Create a list of things you can do when you can’t post Facebook updates
  15. Share this list on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, Reddit or Digg

There are, of course, many, many other things you could be doing, so let me know what your plan is while Facebook’s update and ‘liking’ functionality is down in the comments, or on Twitter @RGBSocial

NOTE: Number 5 is not recommended. 

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