Facebook was briefly offline on Thursday, according to customers of the world’s social media networks (except Facebook, undoubtedly). And as usual, the globe did not respond well.
The site went offline around 5.30 BST and the blackout appeared to be a worldwide issue.
Thus far there is no word on what triggered the failure: Facebook has issued no remark, as well as while the site appears to be packing for some customers the capability of the site was totally offline.
According to Down Detector records of problems visiting the site appeared to spike soon after 5 pm BST and also continued to rise with the late afternoon.
On Twitter, individuals reacted with a mixture of a slight nuisance to total panic. Usually, in these situations, a site the size of Facebook go back to full functional capacity in less than a minute, and also WIRED was soothed to see that held true in this instance too. Phew.