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Facebook Outage On Tuesday Causes Frenzy On Twitter (FB)

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People stampeded Twitter on Tuesday to laugh, joke and shake their fists at Facebook.

Facebook suffered a mysterious outage that affected users all over the world for a few hours.

People sent Tweets with the hashtags #facebookdown and #facebook to talk about it. Some people could  log into Facebook, but couldn’t access all services, like chat.

Others couldn’t connect to the site at all. They simply got an error message that looked like this.

OMG #endoftheworld #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/htrHRCcAfJ

— Arturo Goga (@arturogoga) June 19, 2013

 

The site appears to be working again for most people, according to Is It Down Right Now.com.

As we write this, Facebook has not yet posted a Tweet about it, or commented on its main blog or its Engineering blog. We contacted Facebook to ask for details, too.

In the meantime, Twitter provided the necessary diversion. There were a lot of the “sky is falling” tweets but this one sums it all up quite nicely:

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. #facebookdown

— Brian Stilson (@brstilson) June 19, 2013

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