Facebok Down On December 16
In what has become a public outrage, Facebook officially went down for around 30 minutes on the 16th due to a leak of internal prototypes that ended up going public. Facebook stated that the changes forced them to go down for a little bit, but they came back up as soon as possible. The incident was unique because Facebook is a website not known for crashing or going down very much like its old competitor Myspace.
The reason there was so much outrage from the public was because the site went down just as it started to debut several new features, including brand new pages that had been completely redesigned as well as a new design for the photo section of each profile page.
One of the other new features that Facebook announced was the ability to jump back and forth between multiple accounts without having to actually sign in and out over and over. The blank white screen that Facebook users discovered was slightly bewildering, considering that they are known for being a website that almost never goes down due to the sheer strength of their servers. Facebook released a statement, saying that they are in the process of checking out issues with the site that could have led to this problem.