Wednesday 27 April 2016 by Neil Tollfree

Facebook servers under ‘enormous strain’ as snow sweeps UK

Facebook snow

Facebook servers have been put under enormous strain as the people of the UK rush to post pictures of the small sprinkling of snow outside their window.

“We’re coping, just,” said a Facebook representative.

“But I’ve never seen so many photos posted in such a short space of time. When I first saw the sheer volume of pictures; I assumed that aliens had landed or your Queen had gone topless or something, but snow? If you want snow, Google ‘Antarctic’.

“Oh God, did I say ‘Google’? Don’t put that in; Zuckerburg’ll have my kneecaps.”

But the British public remains undeterred.

“There’s snow!” exclaimed weather fan, Simon Williams

“And it’s outside my window! Obviously, I’m going to take a picture on Facebook. What else am I going to do? Rush out and build a snowman? What kind of loser does that?”

Mr Williams doesn’t just enjoy posting photos of snow, however

“What I really love is seeing when my neighbour posts pictures of snow from her window. It’s a whole different perspective, you know? Like it’s the same sprinkling of snow, but from several feet to the left.”


Facebook are understood to be installing extra servers in case the sprinkling of snow becomes a ‘dusting’.

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