Social networking site Facebook says it has suffered the worst shutdown in four years. It's thought around 135 million people were unable to log on yesterday evening (23 September). The problems started at around 7pm (BST) and lasted for two-and-a-half hours.
Facebook blamed the problem on a software flaw which caused "huge disruption" to the site which has 500 million users worldwide.That meant the site had to be shut down while engineers fixed the problem.
Millions of people posted comments about the shutdown on blogs and other sites like Twitter.
One of Facebook's senior engineers Robert Johnson apologised to everyone who couldn't log on.
One of the comments really made me laugh ..
It did not terribly affect me, but with it being on a Thursday, it seriously hampered my attempts to contact friends regarding going out, so Facebook, see this as a warning, if you hamper my chances of a night out again, beware!!!!!
Has this guy never heard of a phone ???