Global Facebook Outages Elicit Flurry of Doomsday Searches
First there was a Gmail outage and then Facebook went down for many users across the world late Monday which prompted a flurry of twitter trends mentioning "productivity" and "the Mayans."
Some people could see Facebook without images and others had no access at all. Time to panic? For die-hards going through withdrawal, Mashable recommended visiting either the mobile site m.facebook.com or the developer preview site beta.facebook.com.
In the meantime, SEJ Search Engine Journal reported there was a "flurry in twitter trends" for the words "productivity" and "the Mayans."
In the end it appears the problem was due to issues with Facebook's Domain Name Systems (DNS). According to Mashable, a Facebook spokesperson sent the following statement explaining the outage. "Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience."
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