Facebook Broke the WebAdded: Monday, February 25th, 2013
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The largest social network in the world briefly broke parts of the web last week, with millions of its members being unable to access various websites. The matter was revealed in a matter of minutes after the users started complaining of the outage: it turned out that Facebook plugins located on thousands of online pages – the ones that allow people to share or recommend articles – appeared to be broken.
The online complaints claimed that Facebook users visiting such sites as Fairfax news services, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, CNN and many others were unable to access them. Instead, they were redirected to a Facebook error page which had a message saying “An error occurred. Please try again later”.
In response, the social network has only offered a cryptic comment about the situation, even though the issue appears to be fixed and despite the numerous complaints from its users.
A Facebook representative had to admit that for a short period of time there was a bug redirecting people logging in with Facebook from 3rd party services to Facebook.com. However, he pointed out that the problem in question was resolved quickly enough, so now Login with Facebook should be working as usual.
The problem in question was discussed online by many of the industry experts. They regard it as one of the dangers when Internet users rely on other websites for core functions. For instance, a lot of websites use Facebook Connect whereby instead of creating a new user account Facebook members can quickly log in with their Facebook account. Hopefully, the issue won’t return and users can continue surfing the web.
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Monday, February 25th, 2013
|I don't know how people are still on facebook its boring,depressing and makes people lazy.Facebook should of shut down a long time ago how it's still online i have no idea.|
|posted by (2013-02-25 03:10:43)|
|A. This is hilarious. B. crazymichael, why is myspace and the like still up, because there's still a wide enough user base for the bills to be paid therefore the owners see no reason to shutdown.|
|i hate fb|
|@card13 ever since facebook came along people don't want to meet face to face anymore. They just want to chat on facebook that's why places like bowling and pubs are dead now.|
|posted by (2013-02-25 21:14:23)|
|@crazymichael or everyone is just broke these days ? Don't be quick to judge. You probably hate facebook so much because people don't want to meet you. I've met lots of people in person from facebook, complete randoms and they are all great people.|
|posted by (2013-02-25 21:15:18)|
|But yes, to some extent I do agree with you. Facebook has sapped the living out of everyone. No one picks up their phones to text or call anymore, it's all on facebook. I hope facebook dies.|
|@elias111 Really? Don't you think it's just a tiny bit hypocritical to defend Fb one second, and then say you hope it dies the next? I'll flat out admit i got facebook back in the day cause it seemed like a good idea. Now, I just use it to make sure my (dumb) friends aren't dead yet. That's just the way technology works these days. It's gone so far ahead of us, we don't know how good/bad it really is until it's too late to do anything about it.|
|F`book is so popular because it gives all the saddo`s with no life a chance to pretend they`ve got one|
|People dont text or call you for the simple fact they don't like yo ass Lol IJS I ain't eva had that issue before, during and I'm sure I wont long after facebook becomes the new myspace. DEAD.|
|posted by (2013-02-28 03:40:10)|
|Welcome to the 21st century. Facebook is a means of communication nothing more nothing less. did you also moan that telegrams got took over by the telephone or that cars took over horses. if you dont like technology why you even on a pc? try typing on the site with a good old fasioned typewriter and see how far you get.|
|posted by (2013-02-28 03:47:47)|
|Stop being a hitler fascist. just because YOU dont like/agree with it, doesnt mean everyones that uses it is a sado ect ect, people who think like that just need to mind there own business then it wont affect you.|
|FB...Is now played OUT....the only ones who are still on it are the CIA!|
|posted by (2013-02-28 16:04:17)|
|I don't have a per-se problem with FB existence (I know that it's here to stay), but with the fact that - as the article points out- many use their FB account instead of create a user account on many sites. What if FB system crashes? (cyber-attack, server crash, etc). When we rely so much on a single entity, we have to face the fact that things can go to hell if that entity belly up.|
|@sparky, they funded it in the first place, what better way to collect personal information than a social site where people can fill in the blanks for you..|
|@14 having a nom de plume on FB is the best way to log into 3rd party sites quickly and if you know the MAN is watching your FB when you are using the count of Monte Cristo as your alias even better ,lmao|
|It is true that MY Space ,Bebo and others were originally created by the CIA to gather Information and then sold on to (supposedly) private entrepreneurs,but as with all things they only know what you tell them in the profile and Edward Teech would be proud of my alias.|
|Some people might argue that the posters here , while criticizing Facebook, are communicating by commenting to each other on a site designed to keep users in front of their computer and in mom's basement in perpetuity. LOL Translation; pot/black=kettle/black, I'm goin outside to talk to someone face to face--WOW|
|the movie was good..||
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