Knoxville Facebook users annoyed by global outage

Knoxville Facebook users annoyed by global outage

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Facebook users who tried to like, comment, or post to the social network Monday morning were greeted by an error message. Facebook users who tried to like, comment, or post to the social network Monday morning were greeted by an error message.
FacebookDown trended on Twitter with many users complaining or making jokes. FacebookDown trended on Twitter with many users complaining or making jokes.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - If logging onto Facebook is part of your morning routine, chances are you experienced a few problems Monday. You weren't alone.

Facebook experienced a global outage that lasted more than an hour.

"I go to click 'Like' and it says 'An error occurred. Please try again later.' I said 'okay,' so I logged out and logged back in, and every time I get the same error," said one Knoxville user.

It wasn't just the Like button that was broken. Users were met with similar messages when commenting or posting to their profiles.

6 News was not exempt from the outage. The problem left us, like many others, scratching our heads.

"I just thought it was a problem with my computer," said another Knoxville user, "I didn't know until now that it was a worldwide problem."

First came the error messages, then the complaints and finally the jokes. Twitter erupted with posts about the outage using the hashtag "FacebookDown."

"It kept crashing on everyone in my classes," said UT student Bobby Raines. "It kept glitching out a lot. Every time I tried to post stuff for my classes, like we're trying to post surveys and stuff, and it just was not happening."

By 10:30 a.m., Facebook seemed to be back up and running, but by then the outage was already memorialized through several memes vowing to "Never Forget."

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