People on Twitter are complaining that Facebook has been down for about 10 minutes. Many TechCrunch writers could confirm the issue. The mobile app and website are still working though.
Other websites are having issue today as well. GitHub for example has experienced some downtimes, but the two outages are probably unrelated. As Facebook.com stops responding or gives a standard error message, Facebook could be to blame. In particular, if mobile apps and websites still work, it may mean that there was an error when executing code for the desktop website.
Facebook is famous for rolling out multiple updates a day, constantly iterating on its social network. A glitch in a recent update may affect users right now.
Update: It appears that the website is slowly coming back with users gradually able to load it again. The outage has affected Facebook users during approximately 20 minutes. We’ve reached out Facebook for comments and will update this article when we learn more.
Facebook is down.... 12/21/12 is coming.
Christian Madsen (@Chris_Madsen) November 30, 2012
Facebook is down - how ever will I be able to talk to my friends?
Stephen Banks (@DorsetScouser) November 30, 2012
facbook is down, twitter activity tripples #facebook
Sean (@thatseandempsey) November 30, 2012