Besties abound: Facebook glitch triggers '46 years of friendship' messages
Yahoo News - about 2 years
A mysterious glitch on Facebook altered friendship statuses across the whole of the network today, triggering messages congratulating users on celebrating 46 years of friendship as of Thursday, December 31, 2016. The new duration of these friendships was not contingent on any other factors, such as whether either friend had been born before December 31, 1969, a prerequisite to being friends for 46 years (even assuming a friendship can start at birth). The glitch seemed to appear at random, with some users finding hundreds of relationships affected, while others did not see any change at all. On this day 46 years ago, December 31, 1969, I became friends with 67 people on Facebook. WTF? Go home Facebook, you're drunk. — Erin (@thespiffycookie) December 31, 2015 As usual, when something goes wrong on Facebook many users clicked across the proverbial street to Twitter to share and discuss the odd, often reality-bending news. Normally this kind of cross-platform chatter is reserved for new...
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