Hopefully instead of hitting refresh for 30 minutes, hopefully some people took the opportunity to go outside, get a breath of fresh air, and a quick reminder that there is a world outside the little screen in front of you.
*what am I thinking!*
They probably just refilled their coffee cup, and went back to hitting refresh for 30 minutes. Then let out a huge sigh of relief when it came back up, only to update their status with "FIRST"