FaceBook outage July 31st 2007

Just as I was thinking how well is FaceBook coping signing up 150.000 new members each day I had a FaceBook outage. Cannot connect with either FF or IE. No rant from me here as I can imagine the pressure with this amazing growth. I mean Google did not cope with Orkut and Facebook seems to do really well performance wise.

Update: Facebook online again!!! Really cool article about the outage by one of the Guardian Bloggers here:

Update 2: Facebook still has patchy service (I cannot login) see also this CNet article

Update 3: The Guardian reports why Facebook was down.

Message from Facebook’s PR team (to the Guardian) saying the following:

“This morning, we temporarily took down the Facebook site to fix a bug we identified earlier today. This was not the result of a security breach. Specifically, the bug caused some third party proxy servers to cache otherwise inaccessible content. The result was that an isolated group of users could see some pages that were not intended for them. The site has now been restored, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.” …more


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2 thoughts on “FaceBook outage July 31st 2007

  1. It’s still really messed up, although it seems to be mainly affecting groups (I keep getting invited to some group with no name and picture, and each time I reject it I get invited again…)

  2. Wow, and we just featured an article about writing for the facebook platform on our blog. How prudent.

    On another note, it’s pretty amazing to note that I found this article by doing a Google search for “facebook outage.” Given that you probably just posted this article a few minutes ago, I’d say that is pretty darn cool on Google’s part.

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