internet reactions How the Internet Reacted to the US Government Shutting Down

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On Oct 1st, 2013, the U.S. Government shut down, and Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, Facebook and more went nuts. Here's a non-partisan, step-by-step breakdown of how the internet reacted to something that is really very bad news for a lot of people, the U.S. economy and the next few days on your Facebook feed. 

Here are Twitter reactions, memes and more, both fun and serious, about how people took the U.S. Government shutting down for the time being. 

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So the U.S. Government Shut Down Oct 1, 2013 at Midnight


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Facts Came Out More Than Anything At First. The Following Services Are Affected...


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The Following Services Are Not Affected, So That's Good...


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This Is How Some People Think It's Gonna Go Down


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But Really Lots of People Are Going to Go Through Very Hard Times


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In Case You Don't Know Why It Happened...


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CNN Did a Breakdown of the "Why" in a 20 Questions Format


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Click Here for a Full, Non-Partisan Breakdown of Why This All Happened
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Fictional Character Ron Swanson Is Probably the Only Person Happy About This


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