Numerous users have filed reports on Twitter and downrightnow today about a problem reaching Facebook. We have reproduced the issue and noticed symptoms including slow loading times, missing stylesheets and even difficulty with third-party web sites that incorporate widgets using the Facebook API. The outage has lasted at least 30 minutes as of 11:30am ET.
Just after noon ET today, hundreds of users began noticing problems logging in to Hotmail and other related services using Microsoft’s Windows Live ID. Thanks to the flood of user reports, downrightnow quickly publicized the outage at 12:15pm ET:
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