Extreme Technology

Facebook got it wrong.


Facebook has been shut down for a while today.

Facebook, one of the world’s most popular social networking sites, crashed this morning for around half an hour.

The outage was reported around the world; in countries including Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and Holland.

The crash happened at around 9am, with the Facebook blue branding displayed alongside the message: “Sorry, something went wrong.”

By 9.20am,  the site refused to load at all, with the message “service unavailable” shown on a white background.

However, by 9.30am users reported the site was functioning again.

Facebook has 1.3 billion monthly active users, making it one of the most popular websites in the world.