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#1 NickAu


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:50 AM


Social media websites Facebook and Instagram are back online after an apparent worldwide shutdown.

The online blackout lasted more than half an hour on Tuesday.

Matchmaking mobile app Tinder also went down.

It is not clear what caused the outages.

Instagram had tweeted it was trying to fix the problem but deleted the post once the issue was resolved.

"We're aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience," it said.

People took to Twitter to express their frustration and eventual relief over the blackout, using the hashtags #facebookdown and #instagramdown.

Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the shutdown.

"Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad," it tweeted.

Lizard Squad recently claimed responsibility for hacking the Malaysia Airlines website, in which it displayed a picture a lizard wearing a top hat over the error message "404 - Plane Not Found".



Oh no for over half an hour millions of people had a real life. :smash:

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:57 AM

Oh no for over half an hour millions of people had a real life. :smash:


I had an exam during the blackout :P

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:42 AM

Hahaha! I swear, I saw some people legit freaking out because they couldn't get on Facebook for half an hour.


And yet these same people will tell you that they really don't like Facebook very much, but they feel like they have to go on there to stay connected to their friends.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:52 AM

I didn't even notice it. I barely go on Facebook anymore, and if it doesn't load, I don't waste my time trying to troubleshoot it. And Instagram is cancer, if I want to see pictures of salads and good food, I'll just go out in a restaurant and order my own plate.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:12 PM

I almost forgot what everyone's meals looked like.

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