August 1, 2014 – Dotcom-Monitor is currently tracking a Facebook downtime incident.
To verify the current status of Facebook in real-time from around the world, users can attempt to connect simultaneously from 20 locations worldwide using Dotcom-Monitor’s free Facebook downtime test tool.
Facebook claims over 1.2 billion users. The full extent of the outage has not been verified, but media outlets have picked up Facebook downtime incident worldwide. With Facebook down currently social media pundits will be watching to see which other social media platform users gravitate to as an alternative.
In previous posts concerning the Internet and Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg noted to other business founders: “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” How fast Facebook moves to address downtime will of interest to website performance experts. Also, speculation regarding what exactly “broke” at Facebook, and how Facebook responds to this downtime will be watched closely.