After an intermittent Gmail outage Monday morning, a Facebook outage later in the day started attracting attention around the world.
Some people could see Facebook without images and others had no access at all. For die-hards going through withdrawal, Mashable recommended visiting either the mobile site m.facebook.com or the developer preview site beta.facebook.com.
SEJ Search Engine Journal reports there was a "flurry in twitter trends" for the words "productivity" and "the Mayans." For a sample of tweets during the outage, see Where Did My Facebook Go?
The culprit appears to have been a change in Facebook's Domain Name System (DNS).
According to Mashable, a Facebook spokesperson sent the following statement explaining the outage:
"Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience."
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