Last night, around 5:45pm EST, Facebook (FB) users started to report outages stating they simply could not get logged in. Twitter, of course the happy recipient of anything bad with Facebook, started to blowup with people freaking out about Facebook being down claiming that the end of the world is coming.
Eventually, around 7:55pm EST, a Facebook spokesperson issued a short and sweet explanation as to what happened,
“Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Reading all of this reminded me of the scene from The Social Network when Mark started chewing out Eduardo because he froze an account that paid for the servers that powered Facebook. And of course, if the servers are running then Facebook crashes.
So my question to you is, was this how you were feeling last night when Facebook went down?