Facebook Has Second Outage in Two Months

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0  Updated at 6:13 pm, August 1st, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook is back after an outage that knocked the social network for an hour on Friday.

It was the second time the social network was down in as many months.

Users who tried accessing their accounts on Friday were greeted with the message: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”

Facebook last experienced a half hour outage last month in the middle of the night.

A message posted on Facebook’s developer’s portal around 12 p.m. ET said the social network “is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We’ll update shortly.”

A spokesperson told ABC News last month that the company “ran into an issue while updating the configuration of one of our software systems.”

“This doesn’t happen often, but when it does we make sure we learn from the experience so we can make Facebook that much more reliable,” the spokesperson said.


Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio



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