• When Facebook Went down Twice in One Week


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    We have recently witnessed the internet going into meltdown as Facebook crashed for the second time in a week!

    Facebook is the world’s second most popular website on desktop computers and users were greeted with a very unwelcome message reading: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”

    Facebook is an integral part of many businesses and peoples daily activities. In fact, Facebook now has 968 million average daily users.



    So what happens when Facebook fails to deliver? People took to the streets of Twitter and the hashtag #FacebookDown trended. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who watched in amusement as the horror unfolded on Twitter…

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    And naturally when Facebook crashes the first thing you would do is call the police. Perfectly normal behaviour.

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    Police officers working in Kingston, Surrey, were inundated with calls from distressed users complaining that Facebook was down.


    Facebook owns Instagram which also suffered going down at the same time. Apparently the problems were due to recent updates being made to the Facebook service, but it still remains unclear what caused the disaster. A spokesman for Facebook said it was due to a ‘configuration issue’.

    Founder Mark Zuckerberg once gave advice to business founders by saying: “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”

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