When you have a billion users and you go down, everyone notices. Just ask Facebook.
At approximately 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, (EDT) the popular social network went down. This is the third time in September that the site has failed. The other incidents, however, lasted for only a few minutes.
Downdetector, a Web site that tracks Web site problems, reported a spike in Facebook problems. The DownForEveryoneOrJustMe site also reported that Facebook was dead in the water.
Users took to other social networks, such as Twitter and Google+ to vent their frustration. Most of them were taking the failure with a sense of humor. Others were really annoyed.
Some users are reporting that they're seeing some Facebook posts, but they were outdated. Others report that they're not even getting to the the Facebook crash landing page.
Facebook has not responded to requests for more information about the crash.
External testing of Facebook showed that the site had internal Domain Name Server problems during the site's down time. As of 4PM EDT, Facebook appears to be back to normal. You may now return to your sports conversations and showing off baby photos as usual.