Is Facebook down? Problems with slow-loading pages, profiles and photos not working along with complete timeline outages started to be reported around 10 a.m. ET Friday, November 8, 2013. Around the world both personal and business pages are finding bugs in the social media website. On the pages of many who have reported problems with Facebook being down or not working they have seen the familiar message of "Sorry page did not load properly, please try again." This has lead to mass searches for solutions to the Facebook down issue while many are curious, is it just me or is Facebook down for everyone?
What Happened To Facebook? Is It Down Just Me Or Is Facebook Not Working For Everyone?
— Leah Martin (@HappyLeahM) November 8, 2013
The answer is yes, and no. While it's not entirely clear what has happened to Facebook to cause the pages not to load, it seems the issue is not affecting everyone, but it is happening worldwide.
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While some on Twitter are reporting that the problems with Facebook business pages not working has to do with a worldwide bug in the social media site webpage, this far we have been unable to find any source which verifies that. Of course it is possible with the number of new people who are connecting to Facebook in the last couple of months may be causing some glitches in the system but TechRadar also speculates that the Facebook outages may have something to do with the rollout of the new thumbless like buttons.
In light of the recent Facebook down time, it is interesting to note that the company has recently partnered with Microsoft to begin a new program which rewards hackers who can demonstrate a "widespread vulnerability" in the world wide web,and report it. The bounties range from $300 to $1,500 for most vulnerabilities, while bounties ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 can be gotten for exploits that can be found in OpenSSL. "Some of the most critical vulnerabilities in the Internet's history have been resolved thanks to efforts of researchers fuelled entirely by curiosity and altruism. We owe these individuals an enormous debt and believe it is our duty to do everything in our power to demonstrate how much this research is appreciated. To that end, the Internet Bug Bounty Panel will award public research into vulnerabilities with the potential for severe security implications to the public," Facebook and Microsoft wrote on their recently launched the web portal, hackerone.com.
When more is known about why Facebook went down, and what is causing the problems with slow loading pages, profiles photos and outages we'll be sure to update.
Is your Facebook down or not working properly? How long has it been out, and is it affecting your entre timeline? Share with us your experience in the comments below.
Twitter Responds To Facebook Down
Who else has been havinng #Facebook profile issues like this? #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/N4zvjDII80 — Grant deBruin (@GrantdeBruin82) November 8, 2013
#facebookdown currently no update as to when #Pages or #timeline will be back up. This is a #worldwide problem — Waxahachie Chamber (@HachieChamber) November 8, 2013
Facebook is investigating the issue users are having with Timeline/Pages not loading. #Facebookdown #cdntech — Nicole Bogart (@nlynnbogart) November 8, 2013
Hey @allfacebook! We're relying on you to tell us what's going on with all the profile and page glitches. #FacebookDown — Katherine D. Hammond (@KDallasHammond) November 8, 2013
Fafoutee's Facebook page may be down due to a bug affecting all profiles and pages. #facebookdown — Fafoutee (@Fafoutee) November 8, 2013
RT@Softpedia: #Facebookdown The social network's issues are more widespread than initially thought http://t.co/R11R2VxidI #facebook — Rana Barker (@RanaBarker) November 8, 2013