"It couldn't be classified as a real emergency, yet some people actually called 911 to report Facebook was down!"
People will call at just about anything really, not just Facebook. TV goes out, call the LAPD. It couldn't be possible that you forgot to pay your cable bill this month, could it?
Which is why ignorance could lead to a greater pandemonium.
This is why it's important to remember the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, know our rights as American citizens, and be prepared for just about anything.