Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Facebook is down. World panics.

Don't look now, but Facebook.com is unavailable. I'm actively watching the streets of our sleepy burg, ready to spirit my family to a safer location in case the masses decide to riot.

Or maybe I'll just unplug and walk the dog. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Update 9:35 pm ET: Aaaaand, we're back. The emergency seems to have passed, folks, and we can now return to our regularly scheduled lives. Which, if my read of Twitter streams over the last 10 minutes is accurate, mostly involves aimlessly reading through the Facebook feeds of so-called friends. Remember, they're not "friends" simply because Facebook calls them that. But that's a blog post for another day, I suppose.

9:51 pm ET: CNet has published this story, Facebook experiences apparent outage and NBC News ran this piece. Other updates: Gizmodo, AllThingsD,

9:53: Found these handy dandy DownForEveryoneButMe.com and DownRightNow.com pages. Other similar resources: DownWhere, IsItDownRightNow, and...

10:04: Best headline so far: Facebook server outage makes everyone freak out (gotta love Australia!) 2nd best headline: Facebook crashes, no injuries.

10:07: TheNextWeb.

10:12: This is ridiculous. I'm going to walk the dog. Ping me if anything momentous happens. On second thought...

Your turn: We all like to remember where we were and what we were doing when the lights went out. So let's update it for the social media age: where were you and what were you up to during the Great Facebook Not-Quite-Meltdown of June 2013?

4 comments:

Karen S. said...

Thank goodness there were no injuries! That we know of. I just sent a photo (from our bonfire) to Facebook, and I think it went through, now I'll have to check and see! Oh MY!

Lisa Shafer said...

I don't facebook, and I was at dance practice WITHOUT my iPad, so I didn't even notice. Geez, I must be old.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Well, this explains why I was having trouble making it work earlier this evening! I was blaming my slow and ancient desktop computer.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Lisa: seems like I was at the same venue as you! :-) I will never fb... My girls gave it up years ago...