Feeds

Facebook on the blink for second time in two days

'DO YOU LIKE THIS? DO YOU?'

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Updated Update (3:56pm Pacific): Facebook has apparently solved the problem that was preventing access to its site. The site appears to be operating normally.

Facebook has acknowledged that at least some users had difficulty accessing its site on Thursday afternoon, a day after the site experienced similar but unrelated problems.

"We’re currently experiencing some site issues causing Facebook to be slow or unavailable for some users," the company said in a statement released to The Reg. "We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”

The statement arrived after The Reg received multiple complaints about the site, and a stories from various news outlets, including Cnet, discussed similar issues.

According to Computer World and web performance outfit AlertSite, Facebook went on the blink around 11:30am Pacific time, and for the next hour it was available to only 38.4 per cent of users. AlertSite also said that Facebook was experiencing problems at all twelve of its monitoring stations across the US.

"Facebook users are roaming the streets in tears, shoving photos of themselves in people's faces and screaming 'DO YOU LIKE THIS? DO YOU??'," TheDollSays on Twitter.

Cnet published a statement from Facebook that seemed to pin the problem on a third-party network provider. But Facebook has told The Reg that this statement addressed a problem that the site experienced yesterday. "We are experiencing an issue with a third party networking provider that is causing problems for some people trying to connect to Facebook," the statement read. "We are in contact with this provider in order to explore what can be done to resolve the issue. In the meantime, we are working on deploying changes to bypass the affected connections."

The company tells us that this third-party network provider problem was resolved. This morning, Facebook also said that it was experiencing "latency issues" with the Facebook API, but these appear to have been resolved as well. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.