Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:22 PM
Ian David (69,059 posts)
Facebook Is Down, Mobile Apps Still Working For Some — Second Big Tech Outage Of Day
Source: Tech Crunch
Facebook appears to be down right now. It’s the second big outage of the day after Google’s.
For now, mobile apps are still working for some. Some writers can load everything with their phone, but it’s not the case for everyone. You can still technically access your Facebook feed, but not through your browser
Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/10/facebook-is-down-mobile-apps-still-working-second-big-tech-outage-of-the-day/
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The system is down: Facebook crashes in wake of epic Gmail failure
It’s a dark day for the Internet: We’ve confirmed that yes, Facebook is at least intermittently down for lots of users around the globe.
In fact, it looks like it’s worse that just “down” — DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com shows a unique error message for the site: “Huh? http://www.facebook.com doesn’t look like a site on the interwho.”
And this sad news comes just a few hours after we confirmed widespread Gmail outages. If we start seeing Fail Whales, that’ll make some kind of social media nightmare trifecta.
Facebook encountering DNS issues, making it unavailable for some users
Facebook has been encountering some DNS issues this afternoon that are making it unavailable to many users. The site’s Domain Name System servers are not directing folks to its site, causing it to appear as if the network is down completely.
As of this writing, it’s been down for some 20 minutes at the very least, and there are a lot of people that are pretty upset. It appears that visiting a Facebook subdomain, o.facebook.com, is letting users access Facebook, proving this is a DNS issue.
This is Facebook’s first major outage since October 11, when the social network went down in several countries worldwide. At the time, there were rumors that the site had been hacked, but Facebook denied this, and instead blamed DNS test for European outage which lasted more than an hour.
As usual, hoards of Twitter users have tweeted their concerns:
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Facebook Is Down, Mobile Apps Still Working For Some — Second Big Tech Outage Of Day (Original post)
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Response to Ian David (Original post)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:39 PM
Lionessa (3,894 posts)
4. Youtube is also partially down. I've been trying to upload all day,
I can watch, I can make channel adjustments, but cannot get a video to get past "starting upload" when trying to upload Saturday's events. Since it is part of Google, I'm guessing that they've suspended some things while working on others.
Last eve it uploaded one just fine, but not the other two. Today still can't get the other two to upload, same size, file type, source, everything is the same but it won't budge since about 3am this morning.
Response to Lionessa (Reply #4)
Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:52 AM
Mojorabbit (15,357 posts)
12. I was on pinterest tonight and having a heck of a time
The pop up windows to pin something were mirrored with the words backward and it was hit or miss.
Response to orwell (Reply #8)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:20 PM
Skittles (97,993 posts)
9. I used to suspect a lot of people are idiots (not just repukes)
facebook certainly confirms it - seeing inane facebook comments on every online news story confirms the absolute worst I had suspected