Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Facebook suffering technical problems today


If your Facebook page has been running annoyingly slow today -- or even freezing -- you're not the only one. I just shot an e-mail to Facebook's PR department and got back the following response:

"We are experiencing an issue with a third party networking provider that is causing problems for some people trying to connect to Facebook. 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."

No word yet on what third-party provider's the culprit. A (rather snippy) Facebook rep says they don't know how many of the social network's 500-million-plus subscribers are affected. Will pass more information along if or when I get it.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Eric! I was running Malware and Virus scanners...LOL!

wiley said...

...until you posted the headline, I had no idea.

Protect yourself and identity, stay away from social media.

Anonymous said...

Facebook problems? Nooooooooooo, we're all doomed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, sir! A bunch of us were getting double posts and odd square "comment" boxes early this morning.
And we're all old -- FB and e-mail and other technological wonders help keep us off the streets! ;)
You keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

been experiencing problems, couldnt log on at times

Anonymous said...

Who gives a damn! I wish the whole thing would be shut down forever.

Anonymous said...

I agree. People would be better off without the social media nightmare. Nothing but problems and has caused more heartache and trauma to people than it's worth.

Tina said...

The irony is killing me... people griping about the woes of social media... on a blog. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Oh no!!! What to do!!!

Anonymous said...

No, complaining on the Charlotte Observer's front page, not a blog except that's what it linked to. There is no damned irony.

Are you fresh out of the womb just like all the other Facebook addicts? Must be. You just don't get out much or have any idea what you are talking about if you don't know the trouble that can come from being on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

This makes me sick! I wish all of it would just go away. I hate it.

Anonymous said...

Problems on Facebook? Gosh, what'll we do now? Might have to actually talk to someone face to face!

Is this TEOTWAWKI?

Jacob said...

All of you complaining about Facebook, please just shut the f*ck up. Nobody is making you use Facebook, Twitter, etc. Live YOUR life the way YOU want to live it. Stop worrying so damn much about how others are livings their's. Geez, some people will b*tch about anything...

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Jacob is here. Sure his message of telling us to live our own lives is skewed by his own stance of outrage at how we choose to do so, but where would we be without rednecks?

Anonymous said...

The person who made the comment about FB users being fresh from the womb would probably be surprised to know that the largest growing age group of users in the past year was 35-54 year olds.

Anonymous said...

Those of you who are putting facebook down should try to understand that some of us are living away from home and this is a cheap way of keeping in touch with our family and friends through chat and photographs!

Anonymous said...

Those of you putting facebook down should try to understand that some of us out there live far away from home and FB is a cheap way for us to keep in touch with family and friends with cht and photos!

Anonymous said...

"Sorry, we are experiencing temporary technical problem, please check back later."

this is what facebook site says...i cant even log in....how can i use facebook now?how can i open my account if this "Sorry, we are experiencing temporary technical problem, please check back later." always shows?WHATS THE PROBLEM?..

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