Facebook Down Across Europe, Reports Flood In

Throughout Europe, many social media users of the wildly popular Facebook service have reported that connections problems continue to persist in various regions.

In a report from the BBC, more than 150 comments on the article confirmed some of the outages that had been appearing across the Eurozone. Affecting also the mobile apps on tablets and smartphones, Facebook has since released a statement saying the problem has been resolved.

“Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users in Europe,” the company said in a statement. “The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

From the UK to Pakistan and South Korea, reports of service disruption maintained throughout the Facebook network. Many took to rival Twitter to express unhappiness with the problem, along with the hash tag #facebookdown one of the most trending topics on the social text site for a bit.

Many more users took to the popular website DownForMe.org to test availability of Facebook down state in their area. With a clean bill of health coming up for Facebook now on the site.

However anyone using Facebook Connect as a login means for their website put users without an entry during the downtime. In a quote on the BBC article, Tariq Krim, founder of news aggregate Netvibes and cloud service Jolicloud said “Facebook two hours down time this morning may make us rethink our login strategy,”

Facebook Down Europe

Image: DownForMe.org

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