Social networking sites have now become a way of life and an outage for even a few minutes can lead to a lot of frustration among users. Facebook, the most-used social networking site in current times is not ignorant to such situations. What's alarming is that on Tuesday morning it experienced its second outage in a week, an occurrence that didn't go out well with users.
The message most users got was ""Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can."
The Facebook outage lasted for 42 minutes between 12:30am and 1:30am IST, according to Currentlydown.com
"We are currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier today due to a configuration," Facebook spokesman Jay Nancarrow said, according to Reuters. "We are working to bring things back to normal for everyone."
Major outages were experienced over North America. Despite the website being down, many users reported they were still able to use the social network's mobile Messenger services.
What's even more frustrating was the social networking site could not be reached for comments immediately, which left users confused as to what was happening. Many of them took to Twitter to vent their frustration.
This is the second time in less than a week that users have experienced a Facebook outage. The website was down for about 10 minutes on 24, September, 2015. With over 1.39 billion active monthly users, the social networking site couldn't get away with even the slightest slip-up.
In other news, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently voiced his opinion on how everyone should be able to access the Internet. "When people have access to the tools and knowledge of the Internet, they have access to opportunities that make life better for all of us," said a declaration signed by Zuckerberg, along with Bill and Melinda Gates and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. (via ABC News).