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Facebook and Instagram Temporarily Down

As of this Wednesday early afternoon or morning in some states seen, an apparent outage of both Facebook and Instagram has occurred, causing turmoil in the social networking community. While Twitter was still operation, users fled to twitter with the hash tag #facebookdown which had become the trending top Today.

Map showing the worst effected areas in red according to downdetector.com

Downdetector.com, a website that monitors websites such as Facebook.com showed that across large portions of the USA, Asia and Europe especially in very built up area shows the outages are far great than in rural areas. 

Facebook spokesman mentioned in a statement for USA TODAY that “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” and also “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” As Facebook has the most users for a social media site according to Google billions of people would have been effected.

At Cloud Connected, A Social Media Agency and SEO Agency in Pasadena, Social networking is essentially dependable for our clients to advertise their brand to increase sales and get a great ROI. 

This hasn’t been the first time Facebook has been down. In 2010, on September 23, Facebook had been down for 2.5 hours in what was the worst outage in 4 years caused by an unfortunate handling of an error condition where an automated system verifying values for configuration caused much more damage than it fixed. 

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