Facebook Slow To Load For Many Users

    February 7, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Facebook appears to be loading slow for many users this morning. Here in our office, we experienced various levels of slow downs. Sometimes the news feed would fail to load completely, other times pages would fail to load.

And when Facebook has problems, everyone takes to other socials networks to complain (and make sure it’s not just them).

#WTF Facebook was so horribly slow this morning…made my #MorningCreep almost impossible. 12 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Hi Jodi- It’s very slow in going, but loading. RT @organizingmagic: Is anyone else having trouble loading Facebook this morning? 26 minutes ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook is super slow on my end this morning…Is anyone else having this trouble? Heidi 24 minutes ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

hey @facebook, why are you being slow and glitchy this morning? 32 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

OK, at the count of 3, everyone tweet that Facebook is down. Ready? 1-2-3! 35 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The “Down for everyone or just me” site says that Facebook is up and running, but there’s no doubt that it’s been a pain for many users this morning.

Are you experiencing any issues? Let us know in the comments.

  • http://Facebook Teresa

    Slow to load

  • tricia

    so its not just me

  • Rafael

    Strange as it may appear, this problem started after Facebook became a publicly listed company on the stock exchange. Could there be pressure on the company to cut costs (less servers, etc.) in order to increase its valuation on that exchange?

  • Amy

    Pages seems to be loading fine for me, but status updates are taking forever to post. Had the same problem yesterday morning.

  • Agent7

    too slow and only appears in text

  • Gary Sturges

    Facebook has been loading slowly for the past month , worse this past few weeks . Seems to be a script(Java?)problem .

  • sonny parawan

    all along i thought that may notebook is slow because of so many things that i download,i’ve tried everything so i can resolve the problem.facebook is the problem

  • Robert

    Facebook loads slower than 77% of the websites on the internet. This statistic I found on Alexa.com, which monitors all of the websites in the world.

    Average Load Time for Facebook.com

    Slow (2.402 Seconds), 77% of sites are faster.


    It is because they have added too many features, which adds more code that not only must be sent to your browser but also must be run on their server. They are also using a ton of Javascript, which has to be sent to your browser, it is cached once it loads.

    Also they have a huge user base and their servers are being overloaded. I often can’t see pictures, just the gray border that goes around them. I often do not see any updates then all of the sudden I see like 30. I feel for any fool who buys their stock, it is just a fad like MySpace at this point. 3-5 years Facebook will no longer be king as something newer and different comes along.

  • Jesse

    Fuck facebook I hope it gets bombed.