Facebook Down; Cries of Anguish Everywhere

by Joey deVilla on July 31, 2007

Old Ben Kenobi (the Alec Guinness version)

“I felt a great disturbance in the force,” goes Obi-Wan Kenobi’s line from Star Wars: A New Hope, “As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror. Then were suddenly silenced.”

If you just heard those voices, here’s why: as of this writing, Facebook is “temporarily unavailable”. And just when I’m testing out the code for part two of the tutorial article series I’m working on…

“Facebook is temporarily unavailable” screenshot

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jamie July 31, 2007 at 3:26 pm

Back up now. Any word on why it went down?

2 mark July 31, 2007 at 4:24 pm

Hopefully this will let some of the other up and coming social networks get a few more sign-ups.

Mark from ClutterMe.com

3 Joey deVilla July 31, 2007 at 4:30 pm

@Jamie: Some say it might have been hacked, others say it was being upgraded. Keep an eye on Techmeme — I’m sure more reports will follow.

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