Spurred on by prominent stories onÂ The Palm Beach Post‘s pbpost.comÂ and other websites,Â Internet users overwhelmed the FedEx Facebook site and crashed a giveaway system put in place toÂ prop up struggling small businesses.
But an hourÂ later, the giveaway was back on — and 30,000 cards went in a flash!
“It went in, like, a few minutes,” said company spokesman Chris Stanley.
FedExÂ askedÂ that the cardsÂ be used Nov. 26 in small businesses across America.
By 4:30 p.m., meanwhile, the speed-challenged pbpost.com had yet to report the trouble.