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(23,532 posts)
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:43 PM Oct 2017

Facebook Down: Site and App Fail To Load Amid Major Crash

Source: The Independent UK

Facebook has completely broken for its users around the world.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-down-not-working-down-up-site-app-internet-loading-broken-outage-a7995166.html

Wonder if it is just a glitch in their system network or something bigger? I don't use FB personally, just to market our business. Guess I won't be doing that today and I'm kind of relieved! Mama might get to go home early!
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Facebook Down: Site and App Fail To Load Amid Major Crash (Original Post) MontanaMama Oct 2017 OP
I was just there nocoincidences Oct 2017 #1
It's up for me ... just 3 minutes later karynnj Oct 2017 #2
Have it back as well.... CherokeeDem Oct 2017 #3
yep, working here. groundloop Oct 2017 #4
Sounds like some people have access MontanaMama Oct 2017 #5
change your DNS server if you're having trouble steve2470 Oct 2017 #6
Up in STL MO benld74 Oct 2017 #7
Had to look il_lilac Oct 2017 #8
I'm in Illinois, and it's fine /nt frazzled Oct 2017 #12
I'm in Illinois and it's fine frazzled Oct 2017 #15
It isn't everybody MontanaMama Oct 2017 #9
That is some chutzpah, right there. Dave Starsky Oct 2017 #25
Trying to clean up the evidence or fix the f up with Russia ads and managed to crash it? Thomas Hurt Oct 2017 #10
Facebook has been forthcoming with data about Russian influence on the election. AtheistCrusader Oct 2017 #19
Yeah, right. Completely transparent. Like Don Jr. 6000eliot Oct 2017 #29
Not what I claimed. AtheistCrusader Oct 2017 #30
Hopefully they get it fixed soon jl_theprofessor Oct 2017 #11
was having a "conversation" Randomthought Oct 2017 #13
Down about a half hour to hour for me on the laptop Yonnie3 Oct 2017 #14
Yes. Totally blank screen for me, too. mnhtnbb Oct 2017 #17
It was down for me right about noon EDT, but now back up. mnhtnbb Oct 2017 #16
Totally blank for us MontanaMama Oct 2017 #18
Mine is up now. lamp_shade Oct 2017 #20
Here is a map with the outages PatSeg Oct 2017 #21
Dang it. MontanaMama Oct 2017 #22
They should take it down for 72 hours and see how many idiots collectively snooper2 Oct 2017 #23
THAT MontanaMama Oct 2017 #24
I agree people need to get a life. rockfordfile Oct 2017 #39
Probably, Russian payback. Zuck turned over 3000 Russian Alice11111 Oct 2017 #26
That'd be an interesting MontanaMama Oct 2017 #27
Could be. They could be selling our data or using it for bots Alice11111 Oct 2017 #28
Just the thought is chilling. n/t MontanaMama Oct 2017 #31
fakebook is broken. democratisphere Oct 2017 #32
touche! MontanaMama Oct 2017 #33
Just was on left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 #34
Fuck zuckerberg and his shit. we can do it Oct 2017 #35
Yeah... MontanaMama Oct 2017 #38
Kill it for good. Chakaconcarne Oct 2017 #36
It does. MontanaMama Oct 2017 #37


(11,701 posts)
4. yep, working here.
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:47 PM
Oct 2017

Darn, I was hoping I could go the day without reading what my daughter-in-law fed her dogs for breakfast.


(23,532 posts)
5. Sounds like some people have access
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:48 PM
Oct 2017

but by and large, folks don't. I find it nutzo that folks get so upset! It slows things down for me at work and I'm loving it!



(18,402 posts)
15. I'm in Illinois and it's fine
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 01:01 PM
Oct 2017

I'm on my desktop, though, so I'm using the website. I have a Facebook app on my iPad that I can check (though I rarely use it). Are you using the app or the website? Maybe that's the differenced.


(23,532 posts)
9. It isn't everybody
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:55 PM
Oct 2017

but it is global. http://downdetector.com/status/facebook/map/ I've had two employees rush in my office to tell me they can't get on FB! Then they realize they are telling the person who writes their paychecks and they turn red. Ah, youth.

Dave Starsky

(5,914 posts)
25. That is some chutzpah, right there.
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:33 PM
Oct 2017

Kind of reminds me of those folks who call the cops when their stash gets stolen.


(33,982 posts)
19. Facebook has been forthcoming with data about Russian influence on the election.
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 01:38 PM
Oct 2017

Zuckerberg is many things, but a friend of the RNC he is not.

Yesterday was Patch Tuesday for MSFT services, and there were serious issues with Xbox Live, and even non-MSFT PLEX went down for a while last night.

It's that time of the month, and patching production always exposes problems. Some bigger than others.



(95 posts)
11. Hopefully they get it fixed soon
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:58 PM
Oct 2017

I can access it but I'm more worried about my ads not having their normal reach with FB down in various places.


(845 posts)
13. was having a "conversation"
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:59 PM
Oct 2017

with friends. It was weird they could see my post and reply but I couldn't I was getting the notifications but a broken link to the actual post. Maybe the Russians are retaliating for Facebook turning over info.


(17,710 posts)
14. Down about a half hour to hour for me on the laptop
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 01:00 PM
Oct 2017

Small loss.

It opened on my Android phone application, but I didn't browse, so it could have just been what was cached. I got a blank screen on the browsers that I tried.

Edit to add:
A Facebook reply I was making when it crashed is double posted and doesn't appear in my activity log.

Did I break it?


(23,532 posts)
22. Dang it.
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:08 PM
Oct 2017

Ours just came back up too. Guess I'm staying at work! That aside...it seems strange to me, and I am not an IT professional, that FB goes down on a global scale and they have the personnel and resources to get it up and running pretty darned quickly...but they don't know that they are being used on a grand scale by Russia over a period of months to eff with Americans during our election. Makes me say hmmmmm.


(23,532 posts)
27. That'd be an interesting
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 02:38 PM
Oct 2017

twist, wouldn't it? Our digital infrastructure is so very vulnerable. Russia could probably take us down in a heart beat. I wonder if they are not the culprit in the Equifax breach?


(23,532 posts)
38. Yeah...
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 06:28 PM
Oct 2017

I find it hard to believe he didn't know Russia was climbing right up FB's ass. He took their money and ran. I don't believe it was the 100 grand or so they are reporting...


(23,532 posts)
37. It does.
Wed Oct 11, 2017, 06:25 PM
Oct 2017

I won't use it personally, but for our business it is great free advertising. When I post something new about our product, we always see an increase in sales. Like chum in the water.

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