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Where Did My Facebook Go?

Monday afternoon, many desktop computer users found themselves unable to get onto Facebook and took their troubles to the Twittersphere. Did you lose your access? Tell us in the comments.

For a few minutes that seemed like an hour Monday afternoon, I couldn't get Facebook on my computer. Or on my other computer. Using any browser.

I was, however, able to access the social network on my smartphone.

According to CNet, TechCrunch, Mashable.com and the Twittersphere — see above — I was not alone in having trouble reaching Facebook Monday. A Gmail outage was also reported earlier in the day.

Did you lose Facebook access? How did it affect you? Let us know.

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Kristina December 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I just received a "Breaking News" email from Napa Patch with a link to this article. I love Napa Patch, but I think you should be a little more selective of what you blast as "Breaking News". Breaking News = fires, missing people, murder, police pursuits, bank robberies, flood updates, voting results, etc. Facebook down? Ummm, really? Alternate forms of communication do still exist should someone have something truly important they need to say.
Louisa Hufstader December 11, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I hear you, Kristina. Sometimes we do lose perspective. Forgive me for the intrusion. To your other point: I read a funny story about Terry Gross, from the radio interview show Fresh Air, who supposedly went on vacation up in Mendocino and asked if she could get a TV in the room at her fancy B&B. The management said they had no such thing and suggested she "try conversation."
Louisa Hufstader December 11, 2012 at 01:02 AM
P.S. Thank you for the comment and support.
Louisa Hufstader December 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM
This followup headline's for you, Kristina! Thanks again for the comment. http://napavalley.patch.com/articles/facebook-outage-wasnt-the-end-of-the-world
Carol Y December 11, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I was more inconvenienced by Gmail and Chrome crashes yesterday. I thought it was my computer, but (sort of) relieved it was universal.

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