Five Gagillion kitten pictures went unposted this morning when Facebook crashed. "When I turned my computer on and tried to get to Facebook, I was in shock! All I got was an error!", said WV Transportation Director P. Othole "I have absolutely nothing to do today."
With the IPO failing in the stock market and lawsuits pending, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerburg was eager to find the problem and squash it. "I've put our best technicians on it. The truth is, the outage didn't last long, but we think we found the problem. It turns out a story posted by TheDiggerer.com was the cause of it all."
Facebook logs show TheDiggerer.com editors posted a story this morning, "Devil Anse Hatfield May Have Been From Kentucky" [LINK] on their fan page that received so many hits it temporarily stressed their servers. "We are set up to receive multi-babillion hits a second - but that one story almost shut us down" said Facebook tech guru, Ike Utton. "Almost is the key word - what happened next is hard to say. We've never seen anything that technologically sophisticated before. It's like two warring families were attacking us at the same time. Believe it or not, the two names that kept coming up in the log files were... Hatfields and McCoys."
The Hatfields and McCoys feud began in 1863 and took place across decades in both Kentucky and West Virginia. It was famously and sybolically ended in 2003 when the remaining relatives signed an official truce between the two families [WIKI] . "TheDiggerer.com story that alleges Anse Hatfield was born in Pikeville, Kentucky must have caused someone to snap." says Hatfields and McCoy Historian Stu Lynn Puig. "This time they are using 21st Century Technology. The feud may not be as bloody as the last one, but none of us are safe. The collateral damage seen by Facebook crashing this morning may only be the tip of the iceburg."
Ike Utton adds, "We've put a lid on the attacks for now, but if this is the work of the next generation of Hatfields and McCoys, it may be time for people to learn to talk face to face - instead of using Facebook. At least as a backup plan."