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Elise Moreau

Facebook Glitch Breaks the Internet

By February 7, 2013

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No, it wasn't hackers. It wasn't your Internet browser, you didn't catch a nasty virus and it wasn't your shady Internet connection either. Blame Facebook if you couldn't access BuzzFeed, Gawker, CNN, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, MSNBC, Yelp, New York Magazine or any other important website this fine Thursday evening.

According to All Things D, a bunch of major websites using the Facebook Connect platform were redirecting to a random Facebook error page when visited by people who were logged into Facebook. Nearly every site that had something as simple as the Facebook "Like" button on it was hit by the glitch, and you basically had to be logged out of Facebook to view the Internet normally.

Although the glitch was fixed pretty quickly, it certainly did affect a lot of people and a lot of businesses for that short amount of time. And it kind of made us realize how connected we are to everything, all the time.

Who knew that a little Facebook bug could literally break almost every site on the Internet? Let's hope it doesn't happen again.

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