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Facebook offline for almost two hours

Last night Facebook fell off the face of the internet for almost two hours.

Two hours might not sound a lot, but in the world of Facebook many things can happen in 120 minutes. There are 2.7 billion likes every single day and Facebook accounts for one out of every five page views on the internet worldwide.

On top of all this users share over 100 billion connections collectively. So you can see how there may have been slight panic when avid users couldn’t instantly inform the world about what restaurant they were currently eating in, or leave insulting comments about each other’s profile pictures.

Facebook played down the disruption by saying in a statement that ‘some users briefly experienced issues loading the site but these had been resolved and it should be working fine for everyone.’ The site gave no details about what had caused the problems.

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