Facebook and Other Social Media Services Went Down All Over The USA Today.
If you noticed today that your facebook and other social accounts went down, it was due to a level 3 outage. Websites affected include Yahoo Mail, PSN, Xbox Live, Outlook, BT, Twitch, HBO Go, Craigslist, and other networks/services.
Level 3 Communications Caused Outage Across The World.
Level 3 Communications is based in America and is now operating under the name CenturyLink. It provides Internet service via their Tier 1 network to Internet carriers in Europe, Asia, and North America. With their outage it had a wide effect on servers all over North America and people definatly noticed when Facebook a key social media site went down.
Even the Facebook-owned Oculus VR is experiencing issues related to this outage.
Earlier in the day, WhatsApp appeared to be fine for many people, users in United States, Mexico, Paraguay, India, Bangladesh, Argentina, and more note that they begun experiencing issues with sending messages as the afternoon went on. For people in the marketing and online fields this lead to delays and hold ups across the world.
As of 10:27 PM this evning our team has tested over 40 sites commonly used and the issue seems to be clearing up at least here in the Chicago market. Not often do we hear of a single business causing this large of an issue but its better than one of our origional theorys. Rumeors spread rapidly earlier today of a possible terror attack on our online services and or a solar flair taking out support systems in Local areas.