For the second time in a week Facebook users received an error message when trying to access their accounts on Monday afternoon. When reached via email, a Facebook spokesperson said the outages were caused by a configuration issue. Service was restored by early evening.
"We’re currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier today due to a configuration issue. We’re working to bring things back to normal for everyone. We apologize to those who have been inconvenienced.”
A map by downdetector.com shows that the outages were in major cities across the U.S.
Frustrated users took to Twitter using the hashtag facebookdown to show their frustration with the social media site. Many of the tweets had a humorous tone ranging from: how to get in touch with family memebrs, life updates from friends, and spending time with family members.