Facebook - Facing Boo's

Something is rotten in the state of Facebook – posting a new status, writing on someone’s wall or using Facebook’s payment system have been out of order since earlier today. And what are people to do about it other than complain on Twitter?

Users are reporting that they are unable to Like, comment or post new content to Facebook, sending people in to a panic as the world’s most popular social network has become, for the most part, unusable. It has spawned a #FacebookDown hashtag on Twitter, which appears to become the primary way that users are communicating about the problem, which is amusing in many ways as another social network has had to step in to fill the void.

Facebook’s developers page confirms that the payment system is down since 4:50AM PDT. And it’s not the first time this month either, the same thing happened on October 5 and again on October 12.
The API health monitors are reporting a spike in error count starting the same time the payment system went down and the site’s response time has gone up as well.

No word from Mark Zuckerberg in crew as of yet about when we can expect Facebook to return

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