Facebook Outage – June 19, 2014

It may seem unlikely that a giant like Facebook could ever go down, and yet it did.

Facebook around the world went down for almost an hour. It affected third party applications like Hootsuite as well as applications that rely on Facebook login.

The outage has reinforced the value and importance of Facebook for connecting us to much more than our friends.

The problem is now resolved but we can expect a flurry of reports and criticism heading Facebook’s way.

As expected users rushed over to Twitter to share the news:

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More details on Today’s outage here.