September 23, 2010 by staff
Exactly how many of more than 500 million users of Facebook account that the service was slow or not available is unknown, but it seems that it was “a great percentage,” according to All Facebook blogger Nick O’Neill, citing data compiled Down by the site now.
The frustration grew in the morning and afternoon, as did jokes about the plight of animals unfed Farmville, virtual creatures popular online game.
Around 2:30 pm, Facebook said it had solved the problem: “We had technical difficulties that cause the site is not available for a number of users,” said in a statement. “The problem has been resolved and now everyone should have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Facebook spokeswoman Meredith Chin said the company was “still drill down into exactly what happened, and probably will post on our blog engineering details in the coming days.
Thursday’s problems, Chin said, were “completely unrelated” to the technical problems related to the application on Wednesday, which were attributed to “a problem with a non-network provider” Facebook did not identify.
Facebook fail provided fodder for the devotees of Twitter, which has suffered chronic problems of its own. “While Facebook is not working,” predicted a tweet: “Twitter is over capacity (and MySpace is not used), some Americans
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