Empty feeling as Facebook goes down

Last updated 16:46, September 4 2014
EMPTY FEELING: What Facebook looks like at the moment.

EMPTY FEELING: What Facebook looks like at the moment.

Social network Facebook is back up after an outage this morning created a global epidemic of twiddled thumbs.

The site went down at 7.41am New Zealand time, according to Downdetector, a site that monitors website outages. It was back up abouit 15 minutes later.

It's the second time this year it has sparked a Twitter frenzy with people asking what has happened.

Twitter reaction to the Facebook outage:

The crash appeared to be global but so far Facebook's own twitter account remains silent.

The photo sharing platform Instagram has also gone down without explanation.

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