Facebook Falls Down and Twitter Tumbles

By Erin Monda August 31, 2010

Today has been a down and out day in the realm of social media.

Earlier this morning, around 6:00 a.m., reports began trickling in that Facebook was down. Now, I am not sure who was trying to log into Facebook at that unmentionable hour – but I certainly appreciated the tip.

I went to verify the information first, as any good reporter does, and discovered that indeed – the server was not connecting.

Wanting to see what the general public thought about this greatest of inconveniences, I turned to the best social barometer I could think of: Twitter.

As I had anticipated, there were quite a few outcries about Facebook’s outages on Twitter – and the clamor has been kept all day.

As of twenty minutes ago, Facebook is still down for some users. Which is rather abysmal, considering how impactful a company Facebook is. One would think its engineers, developers, and programmers could hold it together a little better?

At least Twitter can’t claim to be more superior -- the added traffic has shown what the website is made of – it kept freezing up on me when I was trying to get quotes for this article.

I did manage to get one reviewer’s optimistic feedback:

CadeRageous: “Facebook is suffering from downtime currently. Productivity in the western world goes up by 25 percent.”


Erin Monda recently graduated from W.C.S.U. with a degree in professional writing. She primarily writes about network technologies, including cloud computing, virtualization and network optimization, however she also has a focus on E911 technologies and legislation.

Edited by Erin Monda

TechZone360 Contributor

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