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Breaking: Facebook Down? Site Currently Unavailable For Some Users

Facebook has been acting weirdly since this morning and it looks as if it is currently unavailable and even down for some users altogether. A small fraction of its 750 million users are reporting that the site has been available since early this morning.

While some of us in the office could access Facebook, others got the message "Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience," or "Account Temporarily Unavailable: Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes."

When trying to refresh a Facebook page that was available a few minutes before. Interestingly, you were able to access the options from the navigation bar and you would still be logged in.

Users from all over the world have been reporting over the past few hours, on Twitter and other social networks, that Facebook has been erratic. The glitch comes less than 24 hours after Facebook and Skype teamed up to deliver the first mainstream in-browser video conferencing service, one that brings together two online giants with a combined user base of more than 1.3 billion.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.