Facebook users had trouble accessing the social media website Monday morning, with many receiving an error messages stating, "An error occurred. Please try again later." Some who were able to log on to the site found they were unable to post a status update, instead receiving an error message which read, "There was a problem updating your status. Please try again later."
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the problem to NBC News, but said it was now remedied:
Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.
Earlier, service-tracking website Down For Everyone Or Just Me had reported that Facebook was down, as did Down Right Now, showing service disruptions that started at approximately 8 a.m. ET.
Though Facebook didn't tweet about its outage, plenty of other people did turn to the official social network for complaining about inaccessible websites. That would be Twitter — the place where everyone rushes to to make jokes about interacting with real humans in the real world and lament ironically about the inability to know what randos from middle school think about their morning bagel and whatnot. Here is the obligatory list of tweets associated with the new 'n' trendy hashtag #FacebookDown:
This story was updated at 11:55 a.m. ET to include Facebook's statement and acknowledge the return of service.
Helen A.S. Popkin goes blah blah blah abut the Internet. Tell her to get a real job on Twitter and/or Facebook.