Facebook is down, go do something more fun while it recovers [Update: It’s back!]

Facebook is down, go do something more fun while it recovers [Update: It’s back!]

Facebook is down for many users around the world, according to DownDetector.co.uk and reports on Twitter.

It’s the second outage within a week for the social network, and many people are unable to log in and view those critical status messages, Pages and other updates.

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These problems don’t tend to last too long, but we’ve asked Facebook for a statement on the situation and will update here when normal service resumes.

Until then, go fly a kite or something.

Update: An intermittent service is coming back for some users but the site still isn’t back to normal. Some users are also still experiencing ‘service unavailable’ errors.

Update 1:06 PM ET: Service now appears to be fully restored. You can bring your kite back in.

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