Thursday, February 2, 2012
Talk about bad timing.
Facebook seemed to be having operational issues on Thursday, less than 20 hours after filing paperwork to allow the company to go public this spring, in an IPO that is expected to fetch somewhere between $75 and $100 billion.
On Twitter, another popular social media platform, people immediately began commenting on the unfortunate timing.
"The world is ending… I mean Facebook is down :/" Kim Randall tweeted.
"Facebook is down. Filing to go public is already ruining the site! (joke, joke, jeez)," Emily Dreyfuss added.
According to Twitter users, the outage seemed to have spread outside the United States.
Many Twitter users pointed the finger at the hacker group Anonymous, which earlier this week denied reports to Mashable.com that it had any plans to hack the popular website.
Their Twitter account, where they usually take credit for hacking jobs, did not mention the outage.
Luckily for Facebook addicts, the outage seems to have only lasted for a few minutes, making it mostly humorous for users.
"Temporary #Facebook outage may have altered everyone's timeline. #badpun," Brent Pliskow tweeted.
Facebook did not immediately return a request for comment.