Thousands of Facebook applications and third-party sites that utilize the social network’s login capabilities experienced a two-hour outage last night.
The incident is a reminder for the many developers that depend on Facebook for login and other features how their businesses can be affected when the platform experiences outages. The social network’s vision is to have all websites and applications integrate its Open Graph, but the more companies do so, the more critical it becomes to keep the platform stable and prevent issues from affecting users and developers globally. These types of disruptions will come under additional scrutiny after Facebook becomes a publicly traded company, as it is expected to this summer.
Thanks to Louis Goddard for the tip.