Facebook down for 10 minutes, chaos ensues

Facebook down for 10 minutes, chaos ensues
Almost immediately, various Facebook hashtags were trending on Twitter, with multiple users bemoaning the calamity that was likely a Facebook technical glitch.

Facebook users today experienced a great shock - the social network was down in multiple countries!

Almost immediately, various Facebook hashtags were trending on Twitter, with multiple users bemoaning the calamity that was likely a Facebook technical glitch.

#facebookdown managed to hit the Singapore Twitter trending charts during the outage.

A Twitter user, @ImJames_ said: "This Generation can live without Oxygen but not without Facebook".

The outage appeared to last for about 10 minutes in Singapore, from 4:20pm to 4:30pm.

@thatmatsmith tweeted: "And @facebook's back. Back to the procrastination."

A Facebook spokesperson told AsiaOne that it "experienced an issue that prevented people from posting to Facebook for a brief period."

Facebook added that it resolved the issue quickly and that the social network is now operational. 

Watch this space for more updates regarding the outage.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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