Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) users got a rude awakening Friday afternoon when they tried to log in to the world's largest social network.
Users quickly turned to another social network to discuss the untimely outage:
— Susan Tenby (@suzboop) August 1, 2014
RT if you're at work freaking out because Facebook is down and now you actually have to do something
— HuffPostStyle (@HuffPostStyle) August 1, 2014
Oh noooos Facebook is down how will I share pics of my beautiful child with the world!! pic.twitter.com/AMWo3WmGPU
— AJ Ghergich (@SEO) August 1, 2014
@SEO "On this day in history, businesses saw an incredible burst of productivity...” #FacebookFail
— Mike Dowling (@MJ_Dowling) August 1, 2014
— Paul Richard Watson (@RealPRW) August 1, 2014
The tweets continued to pour in -- at a rate of dozens per minute if the Twitter search results are any indication -- as users searched for jokes and/or salvation.
As of this writing, DownDetector.com had more than 900 reports of Facebook users who were encountering problems Friday afternoon. Ironically, another outage detection site, downrightnow.com/facebook, seemed to be experiencing problems of its own.
In June, another massive Facebook outage kept millions of people from using the service.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.
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