Facebook experiencing widespread issues; down for some

It seems a lot of sites are having issues this week, first with Amazon EC2 being struck by lightning in Dublin, as well as Microsoft BPOS briefly going down. Then, yesterday EC2 in the US also had issues causing major issues for sites around the world.

Now, it looks like Facebook is having major issues with their site, with some users reporting the service is not accessible at all, and others saying that pages are only partially loading for them. Twitter is being flooded with messages from users complaining of the errors. However, some users are still able to access their accounts without issue, which means the issue is likely isolated to a specific datacenter or set of datacenters. 

Down Right Now reports that the site went down a few hours ago for some, with around 5,000 unique reports from Twitter indicating issues. It appears those who are able to gain access are seeing other issues such as not being able to "like" posts and the ability to update their status not working.

Update: Facebook just updated their official page saying;

Update: Facebook also reports that the developer API's are taking up to three times longer to respond.

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I wonder if Facebook have servers at Colo4. Colo4 have had major power issues with an Automatic Transfer Switch failure causing major outages since 5pm GMT last night till a few hours ago.

Oh dear, London riots, Facebook crashing all the time, its threatened to die on November 5. could this be the start of the 2012 apocalypse, ffs people put too much faith into sites like these, and then moan when its not working, I'd like for them to try and manage a site as global as Facebook, good luck to any average Joe who thinks they can.

And for all you trolls, no I'm not mad, just forewarning of kids committing suicide because Facebook is down for a few hours.

mquiny said,
Oh dear, London riots, Facebook crashing all the time, its threatened to die on November 5. could this be the start of the 2012 apocalypse, ffs people put too much faith into sites like these, and then moan when its not working, I'd like for them to try and manage a site as global as Facebook, good luck to any average Joe who thinks they can.

And for all you trolls, no I'm not mad, just forewarning of kids committing suicide because Facebook is down for a few hours.


The Nov 5 thing was a hoax!

BoneyardBrew said,
Slow as hell for me.

I'm really getting sick of Facebook, and I barely even use it as is.

Use Google+ ?

Was down for about 1 hour in Malaysia, now it's back to normal. During the outage, my friends still can access through his BB though :-)

it was down for me, the work around that seemed to work to be able to get on my account was that i clicked on the other languages on the bottom, and login via that method

Ryoken said,
They already said the threat to take FB down ( in Nov no less ) was a fake..
Didn't know that, Thanks.

Ryoken said,
They already said the threat to take FB down ( in Nov no less ) was a fake..
Didn't know that, Thanks.

SHoTTa35 said,
All fine here in CT/NYC at 11:30PM EST

(Not to self, wtf am i still doing up!! )

In related news, mass suicides have taken place around the globe as attention whores and people with nothing better to do scramble to make sense of this cataclysm.