Twitter Acknowledges Capacity Issues – October 21, 2009

After several hours of persistent complaints from Twitter users, the company has posted a notice that it is aware of the problem.  According to Twitter, the errors (such as an “over capacity” message featuring the famous “Fail Whale”) are caused by unspecified changes made to the service in recent days:

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Facebook Trouble – September 29, 2009

User reports on downrightnow and Twitter today point to a widespread service issue with Facebook:

Facebook Status History as of 10:10am ET

Facebook has not yet officially acknowledged a problem.  If you’re experiencing the issue, be sure to file a report and stay tuned to our Facebook status page for the latest information.

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Users Report Facebook Trouble Today – September 14, 2009

Many users on downrightnow and Twitter are experiencing difficulty accessing Facebook and slowness loading pages today.  The issues may not be affecting all users, but judging by the volume of reports, this is a widespread disruption.

Twitter Search Results as of 5:00pm ET

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Network Issues Affect Facebook Access in UK – September 10, 2009

Numerous downrightnow and Twitter users in the UK are reporting problems accessing Facebook today.  Users with Virgin Media Internet service seem to be particularly affected.

Facebook Status History as of 2:45pm ET (7:45pm BST)

We haven’t seen any official acknowledgements from Facebook or Virgin Media, but as always, keep an eye on our Facebook service status page for the latest status information.

As far as we can tell, today’s Facebook issues aren’t affecting a large number of users outside the UK.

Update: Twitter user @ollieparsley found Virgin Media’s official announcement of today’s network trouble.


Facebook Down Today? Users Report Trouble – August 19, 2009

Dozens of Twitter users and downrightnow visitors have been reporting that Facebook is down this morning.  While the issue doesn’t seem to be affecting everyone (we couldn’t immediately reproduce the problem at downrightnow HQ) the volume of complaints points to a potentially widespread disruption or network issue.

Facebook Status History as of Noon ET

As we’ve noted before, Facebook is not exactly forthcoming about service disruptions compared to other web services (like Twitter and Gmail) that maintain an official service status web site.  Thanks to everyone who has been reporting the issue for helping to confirm that this isn’t an isolated problem.

If you’re having trouble with Facebook today, be sure to file a report and help spread the word.


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