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FEB 07, 2013 - Mashable

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How Facebook Briefly Killed the Internet

For a few minutes this evening, Facebook was redirecting users visiting dozens of websites -- including Mashable -- to cryptic error pages. The reaction online was pretty much what you'd expect, with -- as the The Next Web noted -- hashtags like "Facebookmageddon" and "Facebocalypse" common amongst Twitter users. So what happened, exactly? There was an issue with the Facebook Connect API that caused users on sites that use that API to redirect users to Facebook error page. For example, if you were visiting Mashable and logged into our site using your Facebook account (and you were also ... Read More

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