Facebook Outage prevents photo-sharing, status updates

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SRINAGAR: Users eager to share updates of their weekend activities via Facebook were prevented from doing so Monday morning, after an apparent outage limited user function.

Users could still log into the social networking site but could not post status updates, comments, photos or send messages.

Instead users received an error message urging them to “try again in a few minutes.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the outage, or when the site would be functioning normally again. Nor was it clear how many users were affected.

As of Monday morning, there was no indication on Facebook’s news page or its Twitter account acknowledging a service disruption.

As one of the most popular and recognizable websites on the Internet, Facebook attracts significant traffic. In June, the website boasted 699 million daily active users, and 1.15 billion monthly active users.

Founded in 2004 by chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook today employs more than 5,000 people.

Without Facebook, social media users turned to another source, micro-blogging site Twitter, to make light of the service disruption. Agencies

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