When Facebook goes down – its funny to see everyone rushing to other networks to ask – if in fact facebook is down for everyone or just you. When Facebook was down yesterday, thats what everyone did and even the hashtag #facebookdown was trending.
This was the second time in two months that Facebook has been down. It seemed to be worldwide but Facebook said it wasn’t – it started about 4 pm UK time on Friday the 1st of August and it was only really working properly again 2 hours later, although some could get back on earlier, and some were reporting that they could get on Facebook but it was very slow. Apparently, it wasn’t a hack or anything dangerous just a technical issue but Facebook hasn’t confirmed.
When Facebook was down #facebookdown
When you tried to open Facebook you were confronted with an error message which said
The requested URL could not be retrieved
The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL http://facebook.com
Other users saw the message…
Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.
People were tweeting @facebook asking what was going on with regard to the crash but there was no response.
A spokesperson for Facebook is reported saying
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”
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Facebook said in an emailed statement that…
Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time. We quickly investigated and have fully restored service for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience,”
It’s very worrying that 2 Days later – some users are STILL unable to access their Facebook accounts, and say that Facebook isn’t acknowledging there is a problem… the message they are getting reads.
Facebook Will Be Back Soon
Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you’re seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site
As yet there is no resolve for this, people on Twitter are saying they are getting no replies from Facebook as yet. However, it makes you wonder if the problem wasn’t more serious than Facebook made out.
So, what did we do When Facebook was down #facebookdown
Users headed over to Twitter to complain, laugh or joke.
It was the funniest part of largest social network Facebook crashing and it was #facebookdown tweets
I saw one tweet from the Police saying please don’t call us, Facebook isn’t a police matter.
I recorded some of them here.