Facebook crashed for an hour today
For some reason NOTHING was posting to my Facebook pages today: https://www.facebook.com/victoria.taft.37 and https://www.facebook.com/vtshow and I was afraid I’d been hit with a virus–after finally going with an Apple MacBook which, as we’re all told, rarely is hit with viruses. Alas, it was Facebook’s fault. Yes! ABC News got to the bottom of it:
A spokesperson told ABC News last month that the company “ran into an issue while updating the configuration of one of our software systems.”
Facebook last experienced a half hour outage last month in the middle of the night.
A message posted on Facebook’s developer’s portal around 12 p.m. ET said the social network “is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We’ll update shortly.”
Reaction was swift via
If you like your Facebook you can keep it
— Political Capital (@PoliticalLine) August 1, 2014
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) August 1, 2014
Facebook stock had leveled off, so how do you remind the world you're a good investment still? #facebookdown
— Terry Linhart (@TerryLinhart) August 1, 2014
Facebook goes dark. Someone light a candle!
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) August 1, 2014
The time… the lights… went out on Facebook…
— ¡Miracle MexyWhip! ن (@SooperMexican) August 1, 2014
Facebook is down…people without Twitter have no idea how to complain about it. #facebookdown
— Gina GG Geppi (@BmoreBacheloret) August 1, 2014
During the Facebook Blackout, when you thought you had no friends, it was then that Jesus posted beside you.
— Unvirtuous Abbey (@UnvirtuousAbbey) August 1, 2014
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) August 1, 2014
and finally this:
#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!
— Sergeant Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014