Fb Went Down This Morning everybody Reacted With the same shaggy dog story

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Social media giant Facebook says it is aware of ongoing technical difficulties which have kept users worldwide from accessing the site and its related apps since last night.

About Facebook
Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company. It is based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.The founders initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students and subsequently Columbia, Stanford, and Yale students. Membership was eventually expanded to the remaining Ivy League schools, MIT, and higher education institutions in the Boston area. Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students. Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in this requirement, depending on local laws. The name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students. Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, valuing the company at $104 billion, the largest valuation to date for a newly listed public company. It began selling stock to the public three months later. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements that appear onscreen.
The Facebook service can be accessed from devices with Internet connectivity, such as personal computers, tablets and smartphones. After registering, users can create a customized profile revealing information about themselves. Users can post text, photos and multimedia of their own devising and share it with other users as “friends”. Users can use various embedded apps, and receive notifications of their friends’ activities. Users may join common-interest groups.
Facebook had more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018. It receives prominent media coverage, including many controversies such as user privacy and psychological effects. The company has faced intense pressure over censorship and over content that some users find objectionable.
Facebook’s initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012 was the largest initial valuation to date for a public company ($104 billion).
Facebook offers other products and services. It acquired Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus Rift and independently developed Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Went Down This Morning Everyone Reacted With The Same Joke

About Morning
Morning is the period of time from sunrise to noon. There are no exact times for when morning begins and ends (also true for evening and night) because they can vary according to one’s lifestyle and the hours of daylight at each time of year. However, morning strictly ends at noon, which is when afternoon starts. Morning can be defined as starting from midnight to noon, or from sunrise (which varies throughout the year) to noon, or from when one wakes up to noon.Morning precedes afternoon, evening, and night in the sequence of a day. Originally, the term referred to sunrise.

Tellingly, Facebook made the announcement on Twitter.

In a tweet posted on the rival platform, a Facebook spokesperson said the company is working to amend the issue, while assuring users the problem was not sparked by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Facebook Went Down This Morning Everyone Reacted With The Same Joke

The announcement came after users of the opt-in panopticon reported difficulties accessing the page, as well as subsidiary apps Instagram and WhatsApp.

As punters across the globe came to terms with a reality temporarily free of Mark Zuckerberg‘s influence, many folks came up with the same joke. A joke shared on, you guessed it, Twitter.

The whole ordeal impacted celebrities, too. None have been spared.

The outages come just a day after Gmail faced similar downtime worldwide. The issues are not thought to be connected.

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Facebook has not revealed when it believes its services will be back to 100%, but we’ll be habitually refreshing to find out. In the meantime, feel free to put down your phone and take a walk. You’re free. For the moment.

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