MANIC MONDAY: Facebook Partial Outage Caused By Network Maintenance

Facebook’s work week got off to a rousing start, as many users, including this writer, experienced issues that ranged from being unable to access their accounts to receiving error messages when attempting to update their statuses, like, comment, or post on other users’ Timelines.

PCHeadErrorFacebook’s work week got off to a rousing start, as many users, including this writer, experienced issues that ranged from being unable to access their accounts to receiving error messages when attempting to update their statuses, like, comment, or post on other users’ Timelines.

UPDATED noon ET: A Facebook spokesperson provided the following statement:

Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We’re sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.

This writer’s personal experience: At around 8 a.m. ET, I was able to navigate throughout Facebook, but I was unable to perform any sort of actions — updating my status; liking, commenting on, or sharing posts; posting on friends’ Timelines; or performing administrative duties on the AllFacebook page.

As of about 10:30 a.m. ET, some functionality returned: I was able to post status updates, both on my personal account and AllFacebook. However, I was still receiving error messages when attempting to like or comment on existing posts.

Other users told AllFacebook they were unable to login to their accounts at all.

The error messages I received are posted below, received, respectively, when I tried to post birthday messages to friends’ Timelines; when I tried to like a post; and when I tried to comment on a post.

BirthdaysWontPostLikesWontPostCommentsWontPost

We reached out to Facebook for comment and will post any updates from the social network as soon as we receive them.

Readers: Is anyone experiencing issues other than the ones already documented in this post?

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