Facebook says it’s aware of a glitch that’s telling users they’ve been friends for decades, specifically 46 years, even though Facebook was created in 2004.
According to The Daily Dot, the Dec. 31, 1969 date is significant in computer science because Jan. 1, 1970 GMT, is when the Unix operating system started tracking time.
If a computer is reset, the date in the United States will appear as Dec. 31, 1969.
A Facebook spokesperson told ABC News: “We’ve identified this bug and the team’s fixing it now so everyone can ring in 2016 feeling young again.”
What? How long have I been asleep? pic.twitter.com/qYT0OC53an
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) December 31, 2015
weird glitch on Facebook has given me a glimpse into the future and i don’t love it. pic.twitter.com/srCI7gtBiQ
— corey thomas (@ifUseekcorey) December 31, 2015
I’m really enjoying Facebook sending 46-year anniversary notices today for every undated relationship on the site. UNIX epoch never fails!
— Anil Dash (@anildash) December 31, 2015