Published On: Tue, Jan 27th, 2015

#socialapocalypse? Instagram , Facebook down for several minutes

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Facebook- the world’s most popular social network platform was down for several minutes in many parts of the world. Instagram- a social network platform where users share pictures was also reported to be down. Incedently Instagram is also owned by Facebook.

Outage affects the masses

Several netizens took to another micro blogging site twitter to express their opinion on the downtime of the two sites.  Visitors to Facebook were greeted by the message “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can. Go Back” or simply experienced a “Cannot find server.”

The sites downtime lasted for just under an hour. Instagram’s official twitter handle said that they were aware of the problem although facebook was yet to comment on the issue. Although a hacking group called lizardsquad claim they were the reason for the sites being down.

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