Facebook down, 'something went wrong'

Facebook suffered a service disruption on Friday evening that made the website unavailable to some users. Some visitors to the site were greeted with a message that read "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can." It was not immediately clear how widespread the disruption was.  Facebook, which has 1.32 billion monthly users, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 

Once, in a time between the invention of fire and the dawn of the iPhone, there was an age when Facebook didn't exist.

Users were forced to re-live that age on Friday when the popular social media site went offline, much to their chagrin.

The Facebook site had only a simple, frustrating explanation for the outage: "Sorry, something went wrong."

Social media-starved users turned to other web platforms to express their frustration over Facebook's technical issues.


Facebook experienced a site outage Friday, sending Twitter users into a frenzy.


Visitors to the site were shown a "Host Not Found" error message, stating that "the host name of the page you are looking for does not exist." Users of Facebook's Instagram app also complained of hiccups.


It was unclear how widespread the outage was at this time.


"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC in an email. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."


The hashtag #NowFacebookDown quickly became Twitter's top trending topic worldwide.


Shares of Facebook, the world's largest social network with 1.32 billion monthly active users, were trading down more than 1 percent.


Milan Tomic

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