Is Facebook Down? Instagram Trends On Twitter After FB Glitch
By Maria Vultaggio | December 11, 2012 11:29 AM EST
For those who suffered through the Gmail outage Sunday night, there might be another day of horror in store if their Facebook page isn’t working either.
Twitter began to get flooded Monday afternoon with posts about Facebook being down after some users were unable to log in, while others were having difficulty viewing and downloading pictures on the site.
The sporadic Facebook outage began to garner massive attention around 5:45 p.m. EST on Monday, with no specific reason for it known. Nearly half of the reporters at the International Business Times reported their Facebook pages were down with others still had access.
The embarrassment for Facebook comes the same day Instagram launched an update for its site and an app with new photo tools and filters.
Instagram is essentially the picture version of Twitter, but has become quite the competition for Facebook -- which owns it -- since it has started to gain popularity among social media users.
Many people took to rival Twitter after the Facebook glitch, with many of them poking fun at the fact that Mark Zuckerberg’s website wasn’t running efficiently.
“People saying Facebook's downtime is the end of the world. Perhaps it's the beginning of face-to-face communication,” @mattsingley said.
“FB is slowly coming back from their DNS issues, pics/posts may be slow, give time. Or better yet just delete your Facebook account,” @YourAnonNews wrote.
“Waiting for the Facebook groups named, 'I was online whenFacebook went down on 10/12/12,” @ashscott92 said.
“First Facebook now Xbox live, the Internet is slowly dying the world is ending goodbye everyone,” @_kellyyx wrote.
Most users who had lost access to Facebook on Monday regained it around 6:35 p.m. EST.
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