The popular social networking known as Facebook was not working earlier today. It is all over the web, and, apparently, it is stressing people out cause it is all over Google Trends. However, the problem was actually a log in difficulty, and it was caused by a Facebook DNS error. This is simply a server crash for those who have no idea what the hell that means. People were worried that their content had been hacked into and compromised. This is concern is also valid, and issues like this are why Facebook has come under fire lately. Hackers have attacked the site before, but this was different. It was a glitch in the coding that didn’t allow Facebook users to log into the site.
With over 500 million users, Facebook has become the most popular social networking site in the United States, and it has raised concerns about privacy rights. Companies will even check Facebook pages of those being interviewed. It is here to stay whether we like it or not. Less than ten years after its creation, Facebook is already influencing media. In a little more than a week the movie, The Social Network, about the creation of Facebook, and its rise to power will be released. Some have speculated that this DNS error was some sort of publicity stunt due to the movie, but it was not. Sadly, a DNS error is just a boring logical reason why Facebook has been down throughout the day.
Mark Zuckerberg has not issued a statement, but it is believed that he will in the next few days.