Hey, Facebook: We know it was a long and emotionally draining week, but most of us are still alive.
On Friday afternoon, people began reporting that the social network had erroneously “memorialized” their profiles, indicating to everyone else that they had died. Even the website’s founder/CEO, Mark Zuckerberg was affected by the eerie glitch: “We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” the banner read.
According to reports, not every profile was affected by the bug; however, it appears the many—if not the majority—of users were mistakenly deemed dead. Just look at the batch of Twitter feeds that poured in after the glitch:
As of press time, people have reported their profile pages no longer feature the memorial banner. So there's some good news—or maybe not?
Facebook has not commented on the glitch.