Facebook.com is currently inaccessible, but that’s just the beginning. Facebook-powered features in third-party websites and mobile apps aren’t working either. Looking at this site, you’ll notice the Facebook “Like” buttons are broken. So is any service using Facebook Connect or doing anything through Facebook’s APIs.
Visits to Facebook are met with a DNS error message. A DNS error is when the alphanumeric URL fails to convert to an IP address. We tried to test Facebook on downforeveryoneorjustme.com, but that site is having problems of its own, to the tune of a server error (500). Until Facebook gets back on its feet, you’re just going to have to get back to work. Go on. Be productive.
The technical difficulties were of such a world wide impact that various other news sources were commenting on the problem and speculating as to the cause. Facebook has many users from all different countries and they have been using the online site to hold meetings, discussions and to make friends.
This is the second Facebook outage in as many days, though Facebook says the two incidents are unrelated. We hope this isn’t going to become a regular thing — we’ve put our lives in the Internet’s hands, and the Internet has put its life in Facebook’s hands.
Here’s Facebook’s official statement: We’re currently experiencing some site issues causing Facebook to be slow or unavailable for some users. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.