Facebook suffers brief outage
19 June 2014 | 0
Facebook went offline for about half an hour this morning, leading to horrified gasps from around the Internet. This is a record outage for the social network, which hasn’t struggled with service issues before despite having a user base of 1.28 billion.
According to Gizmodo, the outage affected the US, Europe and parts of Asia as well as its developer platform.
Facebook has yet to issue a statement on what went wrong, beyond an error message posted on the site saying “somethng went wrong”. Many users took to complaining about the social network’s downtime on rival Twitter.
Facebook is down? How will I find out how the kids of people I vaguely remember from from primary school are doing? #facebookdown
— John Hyde (@JohnHyde1982) June 19, 2014
What did you do in the great Facebook outage, Daddy? Wrote a sonnet cycle, a novel and a 5 volume history of Noahidism.
— Bryan Appleyard (@BryanAppleyard) June 19, 2014
If Twitter and Facebook went down together, we’d have to go out and actually talk to people face to face. *shudder* #FacebookDown
— mrbrown (@mrbrown) June 19, 2014
Yesterday, Facebook announced a self-deleting message app, Slingshot, a competitor for Snapchat. It’s unlikely the two events are related.