Most of us were about to attend our own funerals this Friday. Shocked? Well, this sounds awkward but a Facebook bug just mistakenly memorialized some of its users’ page, suggesting that they are dead and urging to remember them to everyone who stops by.
It was a big shock for me finding myself dead (though I am not), as well as some of my friends too. We sent messages to our family members and posted status updates to reassure that we aren’t actually dead.
The error caused the social media to post a memorial banner, containing a message on user profiles for people who were still alive. The message was meant for “memorialized profiles,” but, was mistakenly appeared on a large number of users’ profiles, including Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.
Zuck dead pic.twitter.com/J8y5LbfQBz
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) November 11, 2016
“We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things other share to remember and celebrate his life,” the banner read.
While we are shocked by our own death, a Facebook spokesperson provided a statement mentioning that the social network regretted what happened. The statement also assured that the bug had been fixed.
“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”
Facebook says everyone is dead except for me, not fair
— Evan Romano (@EvanRomano) November 11, 2016
As the Facebook bug is gone, some people are quite disappointed not to be the part of that fun. After all who wants to be the only living person in a dead men’s world?