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Facebook Outage

What Did You Do While Facebook Was Down?

I know I don't need to tell you this, but Facebook was down for part of yesterday. If you tried logging on you may have gotten an error message or a time out, and if you did get on many Like buttons weren't working properly.

Late yesterday, the social network's engineering blog said that the problem was a database error that occurred when an automated system that corrects bad code wasn't working properly. In any case, what that meant for most of us is that there were a couple hours where we couldn't obsessively check our Facebook pages or see what was going on in the world of people we don't talk to. And since almost 25 percent of all our online time is spent on Facebook, many of us suddenly had time to do other things. So 'fess up Facebook addicts — I'd love to know what you did instead of refreshing your feed!

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bsanf3 bsanf3 5 years
I only occasionally use Facebook, I didn't know it was down.
gd101 gd101 5 years
I was playing games on my iPod since fb was down. Also, I found out a/b fb being down b/c of twitter! I checked the site on my iPod and computer but it was still down. It was driving me a little crazy! xD
Akasha Akasha 5 years
I'm with kjjbfiles... Facebook was down? Due to the beautiful weather we're having here in SoCal I was outside enjoying it. I highly recommend it. At least you'll have a something good to put on your status update.
kjjbfiles kjjbfiles 5 years
Facebook was down?
kjjbfiles kjjbfiles 5 years
Facebook was down?
Vampyre Vampyre 5 years
I barely use Facebook, so it's outage wasn't an issue for me.
thecolor thecolor 5 years
thing is... FB wasn't really down for any great period of time... seconds (maybe a minute)... (during their problem reboot).It was the domain name that got confused (without going into a long explanation)... the ip was still totally responsive... which might explain why certain mobile apps might have worked. Either way, you were able to get to the site if you went direct to the ip or had your host files set to it.
thecolor thecolor 5 years
thing is... FB wasn't really down for any great period of time... seconds (maybe a minute)... (during their problem reboot). It was the domain name that got confused (without going into a long explanation)... the ip was still totally responsive... which might explain why certain mobile apps might have worked. Either way, you were able to get to the site if you went direct to the ip or had your host files set to it.
MsSwank MsSwank 5 years
The only way that I knew that FB was down was due to people talking about it on Twitter. It doesn't bother me all that much when FB is down; it's not a tool you use as much as Twitter during the day. When Twitter goes down, communication comes to a screeching halt and that's a headache. Also, from what I hear, the FB mobile app was working fine during the entire outage. Always a good tip to check that if the website is down.
lilegwene lilegwene 5 years
Same as arc. News to me!
lilegwene lilegwene 5 years
Same as arc. News to me!
Allie14839476 Allie14839476 5 years
I had no idea it was even down.
thecolor thecolor 5 years
I quit facebook (and numerous other SNets) a few weeks ago, so I socialized the analog way. ;)
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