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Mon October 21, 2013
Facebook Users Don't 'Like' This: Status Update Error Messages
Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 10:51 am
If you tried to post a status update on Facebook or "like" someone else's Monday morning, you probably got a message like this:
"There was a problem updating your status. Please try again later."
You are not alone. The Miami Herald reports:
"Facebook users are reporting trouble logging in and posting updates Monday morning.
"Some users are seeing a 'temporary disruption of service' warning.
" 'Servers are down,' one user posted on Twitter.
" 'So, it's not just me,' posted another."
The site "Downrightnow" said, indeed (as of 10:40 a.m. ET) that Facebook was having some problems.
And here's an example of the sort of reaction trending on the rival Twitter under the hashtags #GetWellSoonFacebook and #RIPFacebook:
The Two-Way has reached out to Facebook for comment, but we haven't heard back yet.
Update At 11:50 a.m. ET. Facebook: 'Now Back To 100%'
"Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time," a Facebook spokesman says in an email to NPR. "We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused."