SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook is stuttering and preventing some people from posting status updates.
The social network is popular with a segment of the population and is a place for information sharing, name calling, pouting, selfies and picture of cats and lunches.
Well, it normally is. Right now it isn't and users are having problems that involve not being able to post updates.
The hours around lunchtime are probably key ones since people will be looking to upload photos of their burgers and cronuts, so we can only assume that there is mass panic in the social networking sphere.
Facebook has confirmed to us that it is investigating, but it is too early for it to say what is the problem.
This could be good news for Myspace and Friendsreunited, even Google+, but it will require that people recall passwords for those properties, and it is possible that they have not used them for some time.
We tried to post a Facebook update, but received the error message saying, "There was a problem updating your status. Please try again in a few minutes."
Iain Mackenzie, pan-euro communications manager for Facebook, has posted a message at Twitter about the downtime. He might also have attempted to post it on his employer's website, we can't say.
"We are aware that some people are having problems posting to Facebook and we're looking into it," he said, not long after 2pm on Tuesday. µ
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