Facebook was down in regions of Europe, Africa and the Middle East this morning due to a technical glitch, for roughly two hours. Service has since been restored, and in a statement, Facebook stated, “today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users in Europe – The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
According to a sampling of Tweets on the matter, Facebook was offline in Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, The UK – but still up in Hawaii, Japan and Sweden. More isolated areas, like Pakistan and South Korea were reportedly also hit.
Here are some Twitter reactions to the matter:
So Facebook appears to be down, anyone with a Birthday today is screwed.
Facebook down in most of Europe, Egypt, Turkey, Russia: how about Asia, north and south America?
If Facebook ever shut down we’ll see people roaming the streets shoving pictures in peoples face screaming “Do you like this?! DO YOU?!” e_e
Wait, Facebook’s down? *hoists blaster into air and roars like a victorious sand person*
Interestingly, Facebook was recently accessible in China, along with Twitter and Google+, after that country’s firewall was down, for unknown reasons.