A second day of technical troubles at Facebook

Sep 23, 2010
Some Facebook users were shut out of the social networking service on Thursday as the website was beset by technical troubles for the second day in a row.

Some Facebook users were temporarily shut out of the social networking service on Thursday as the website was beset by technical troubles for the second day in a row.

"Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users," Facebook said in response to an AFP inquiry.

"The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience."

The Palo Alto, California-based firm did not indicate the cause of the problem or how widespread it was.

On Wednesday, trouble with a third-party networking provider was blamed for stopping some Facebook users from connecting with the cherished online social network that boasts more than 500 million members worldwide.

Once it's up again, you can join PhysOrg.com on Facebook here.

Explore further: Startups offer banking for smartphone users

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Facebook testing Twitter-like 'Lite' version

Aug 12, 2009

The Internet was buzzing Wednesday with talk of Facebook testing a streamlined "Lite" version of the social-networking service that could challenge microblogging sensation Twitter.

Europe slams Facebook's privacy settings

May 13, 2010

Europe slammed as unacceptable the changes by social networking website Facebook to its privacy settings, that would allow the profiles of its users to be made available to third party websites.

Recommended for you

Startups offer banking for smartphone users

Aug 30, 2014

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things ...

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

Aug 29, 2014

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans (Update)

Aug 29, 2014

Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, ...

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

Aug 28, 2014

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

User comments : 0