Facebook Search Goes Down

Looks like Facebook search has gone down tonight or is receiving an update. Given that Facebook is looking to become the people search engine, this could signal trouble. If Google went down each time they received an update, they would be losing some significant revenue. While Facebook has yet to monetize their search, one can only expect them to in the near future.

While I hope that Facebook is making a significant update, I am somewhat skeptical. I have been having issues with my Facebook connection throughout the evening. Perhaps Facebook has narrowed down the source of the problem to their search. At this point though all I can do is guess. One thing is for certain though: when you try to search you will receive a message that says “Search is currently unavailable. Please try again at a later time or right now.” At least they have a little humor. Have any ideas?