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Facebook, the world's most popular social network, and its Instagram photo site were interrupted temporarily Tuesday, provoking panic, rumours of a hack, and jokes of how more than one billion users were struggling to cope. "This was not the result of a third party attack," Facebook said in a statement after its services were restored. "Status Update: Facebook is Down!!!" Twitter user @kingpodge posted, in a photographed handwritten note. "It's, like, really snowing in New York and now Facebook and Instagram are down.