If for some reason you tried to visit some website other than Twitchy tonight, you might have found yourself redirected to a Facebook error page. Facebook acknowledged the bug and offered a brief explanation:
For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third party sites to Facebook.com. The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.
Just having a drink and kicking back on my favourite website, Facebook error page.
— anne t. donahue (@annetdonahue) February 8, 2013
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 8, 2013
The bug affected a lot of sites, since more and more are choosing to rely on Facebook Connect to handle such things as login credentials.
Facebook just demonstrated that it could take down the entire Internet whenever it wants – can’t wait to talk about this in my #scifi class!
— Matthew Morone (@MrMorone) February 8, 2013
A little bit scary to think that one measly Like button can destroy the entire Internet, isn’t it? gizmodo.com/5982677/a-face…
— Kris Mitchell(@KrisEMitchell) February 8, 2013
For a brief second, Facebook took down half the internet. Soooo… maybe connecting your site TOO closely to social media isn’t all peachy?
— Santiago Castillo (@SCH618) February 8, 2013
Facebook has out-anonymised Anonymous. Taken down a lot of the web. Nice job Zuckerberg #fb
— Cian Twomey (@cian2me) February 8, 2013
Twitter seems to have settled on “Facebookmageddon” as the word we’ll all use to describe what happened tonight to our great-grandchildren.
#Facebookmageddon is no joke. When can I go back online???
— Christian Canterbury (@Canterbury25) February 8, 2013
“#Facebookmageddon” — Worst. Mageddon. Ever.
— Marcus Wohlsen (@MarcusWohlsen) February 8, 2013
So today is the day Facebook becomes Skynet. Crap. #Facebookmageddon
— Grant Robertson (@grobertson) February 8, 2013