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Facebook Portal down for second time in a week

... BBC:

Facebook has restored access to its website after a 40-minute outage on Monday, the second time in a week that the site has gone down. Users saw an error message that read "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can."

Company shares were down nearly 4% at $89.25 (£58.83) shortly after the site went down. It also crashed on Thursday. The social networking site is used by nearly 1.5 billion people worldwide.


People took to Twitter to lament and poke fun at the situation.

The Kingston police force in London pre-empted emergency cold turkey calls, with tongue firmly in cheek.

Kingston Police tweet

Sites that monitor disruptions said North America was particularly badly affected this time.

"We are currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier today due to a configuration," said a Facebook spokesman.

Some users took to speculating about the cause.

Dave Lieber tweets that he pushed an emergency stop button to stop Facebook

Others sarcastically bid the site good riddance.

Christian O' Connell tweets to keep Facebook down

And some enjoyed underlining that Facebook's loss was Twitter's gain.

Twitter user Aly jokes that Twitter is taking in Facebook refugees