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Facebook Down? Like Buttons Also Affected
It appears social networking site Facebook is currently down and out of action. Reports are coming in rapidly that the site is either completely not loading and/or the service is loading very slowly. I am unable to access Facebook currently from multiple Internet connections – I only get a blank page. Twitter users are also noting issues connecting to Facebook.
Update 4:45pm Eastern – Facebook is back – resume tagging photos, planting crops, etc. It does appear that they may have rolled back the changes that went live today.
I’ve had multiple people try loading the facebook.com site from different parts of the world and no dice – nothing loads.
Some CN readers have noted that the outage has been going on for over 15 minutes now although most reports are only a few minutes as of the time of this post. I also note that Like buttons are not loading as well – this will make it hard to tell the world about your love for Pepsi or the New York Yankees.
My favorite reply comes from Landon Palmer who notes, “Somebody should ask Time’s Person of the Year why Facebook isn’t working right now.”
The outage could have something to do with the changes Facebook made today including some massive changes to their Pages infrastructure.
We have emailed Facebook for more information and will update this post when we hear back.
Please remain calm during this time – you might want to use this time to do something productive.
As always, please report in if Facebook is down for you and also note what you are doing to occupy your time during this outage.