Facebook joins Google in a major outage today. Rest easy, it’s not just you. A lot of users have reported on Twitter and elsewhere that they’re experiencing troubles on Facebook.
TechCrunch attributes Facebook outages to a DNS issue, which was seemingly confirmed by the following statement from a Facebook spokesperson:
“Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The outage lasted about 15-30 minutes, and has been the second major Facebook outage in as many weeks. The social network experienced some downtime on November 30.
Here are the choicest Twitter reactions to the Facebook outage:
The apocalypse is amongst us. Facebook is down.
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) December 10, 2012
As facebook was down, soldiers and terminally ill children are dying from a severe lack of likes and shares.
— Little Spoon c: (@Purlychu) December 11, 2012
MAN it got really hard to study for finals with #facebook being down. Good thing it’s back up again.
— Chase Baker (@chaserbaker) December 11, 2012
Facebook was down almost 20 minutes. For some, these were the most productive 20 minutes of the year.
— Waj (@myconfusedface) December 10, 2012
Facebook being down has prompted hundreds of parents rushing out pushing pictures of their children through strangers’ letterboxes
— Paul Anthony Ward (@PaulAnthonyWard) December 10, 2012
Editor’s note: During a Facebook outage, humor always trumps mindless complaining.
Author: Dusten Carlson
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