It was almost exactly one month ago that Facebook went down for a couple of hours — their worst downtime in four years. Well, it looks like they’re not waiting that long to get their downtime on again as the service appears to be completely down once again. And yes, it has taken all the social connections of the web with it.
Some of our writers have seen it intermittently up over the past 20 minutes or so. While others say it has been totally down the whole time. The Internet confirms such reports.
Update: Quite a few commenters are suggesting this may have to do with a new Facebook feature that allows users to link their profiles with their Orkut profiles. Something tells me Google won’t like that tool too much.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...