If you woke up this morning to a notification from a future decade, you’re not alone. The glitch (assuming we didn’t accidentally fall into some strange New Year’s Eve time paradox) has edited hundreds of Facebook friendship inception dates to December 31, 1969. Image
A Facebook glitch is telling some people today they’ve been friends on the social network for an astounding 46 years.
There’s one big problem: Facebook wasn’t around on Dec. 31, 1969. Mark Zuckerberg started the social media site in 2004.
The Dec. 31, 1969 date is significant in computer science because the following day, Jan. 1, 1970 GMT, is when the Unix operating system began tracking time. That means if a computer system is reset, the date in the United States appears as Dec. 31, 1969, the Daily Dot reported.
Rest assured, Facebook is working on the issue. A representative from Facebook told ABC News: “We’ve identified this bug and the team’s fixing it now so everyone can ring in 2016 feeling young again.”
Stay tuned for more scoops!
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