Facebook Loading Slow For Many Users

    January 4, 2011
    Chris Crum

Facebook appears to be having some difficulty today as numerous people have complained about loading issues in different capacities. 

Currently, we’re having trouble getting the site to load some people’s profile pictures, but based on tweets throughout the day, others are having other loading issues. 

Here are some examples we’ve run across:

The Facebook social plugin on my website doesn’t seem to be loading. Can anyone see it? Anyone else having this problem?less than a minute ago via HootSuite

Anyone else having troubles with the Facebook app for the iPhone? It’s not loading for me. Big fat bummer.less than a minute ago via HootSuite

Aaaaarrrrggh facebook not loading in my desktop…?Somebody help me…less than a minute ago via Nimbuzz Mobile

The Facebook app on iPhone sucks! Always got problem loading commented photos!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Why isn’t facebook loading my tweets? GRRR!less than a minute ago via Echofon

@haryordele not that facebook has overcapacity oh!!! my fb is just not loading; its slow for some reasonsless than a minute ago via web

It’s not like a couple weeks ago when the whole site went down for a lot of users, but we still have to wonder what the deal is.  I wonder if it’s related to the huge amount of photos that have been uploaded to Facebook. They broke a record on New Year’s. 

We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment, and we’ll update when we get a response. 

Have you noticed any trouble loading any elements of Facebook today? Let us know.