Facebook Thought Pittsburghers Were In Philly This Morning
Pittsburghers woke up this morning to find they had unknowingly been transported to Philadelphia, according to their Facebook accounts.
Facebook released a statement saying: “Earlier today, a bug caused some people in Pittsburgh to get prompts related to Philadelphia. We've fixed the issue.”
The bug caused the site's location software to think Yinzers were visiting the City of Brotherly Love.
Why does Facebook think that I'm in Philadelphia? Fun to visit but I'd rather live in Pittsburgh.— Bill Labovitz (@wlabovitz) October 18, 2017
Yinzer Facebook is losing their minds over their locations being erroneously marked as Philadelphia today— Amy Smith (@Smithers_14) October 18, 2017
The two cities have engaged in a turnpike rivalry for years, but haven’t recently played each other in any sports. They’re both vying to become the next Amazon headquarters and depending on who you ask, they both have a strong chance.
Facebook determines the location of a user if that person has enabled the service on their mobile device or computer. In March, the social media giant temporarily allowed Facebook Messenger live location sharing, which mapped where users were in real time for an hour. However, this morning’s Philadelphia check-ins didn’t appear to be related to the messenger app.