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(Gawker)   Did Facebook really break half the Internet last night? Here comes the computer science   (gawker.com) divider line 19
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5421 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Feb 2013 at 9:23 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-08 07:36:35 AM  
This creeped me out so much last night! We were trying to watch a video on Hulu and kept getting redirected to FB. We figured it out but still..
 
2013-02-08 07:43:01 AM  
I was trying to read various new sites. I just turned it off and went to watch tv instead.
 
2013-02-08 09:30:32 AM  
I tried to log out of Facebook, but I don't have an account.
 
2013-02-08 09:30:32 AM  
here's how you can fix it: Sign out of Facebook.

Facewhatnow?
 
2013-02-08 09:40:59 AM  
logged out of myspace and the problem went away.
 
2013-02-08 09:50:08 AM  
So when you make your website dependent on another company like that over which you have no control things go bad?

Wow.
 
2013-02-08 09:50:33 AM  
On a related question - does anyone know why, for me in the US, facebook.com is resolving to an Irish IP - 31.13.69.80  ?
 
2013-02-08 10:03:09 AM  
I never noticed. Apparently the half of the internet I normally lurk around isn't connected to Facebook.

Hurray!
 
2013-02-08 10:10:33 AM  
Geez, it's almost like they "hijacked" everyone's "browsers".

Maybe not browser hijacking. More like jumping in the cars when the owners left the keys in it.
 
2013-02-08 10:17:17 AM  
I thought I might have a virus, so I ran a scan.  From now on I just won't stay logged into Facebook on that computer (there's only one that I stay logged in on).  What a pain.
 
2013-02-08 10:44:16 AM  

Macular Degenerate: I never noticed. Apparently the half of the internet I normally lurk around isn't connected to Facebook.

Hurray!


No way I'd be "liking" those sites on my timeline either.
the love between a midget and her pony is a private affair, dammit.
 
2013-02-08 11:15:14 AM  
Man, it's like all the coding for Facebook is done by a bunch of monkeys in straightjackets typing with their foreheads.
 
jmf
2013-02-08 12:07:16 PM  
Logged out of prodigy and I'm all set now.

*whew*

My cc:mail wasn't working either.
 
2013-02-08 12:39:10 PM  
Didn't affect me since I wasn't logged it, but I still have all those facebook/twitter/google+ follow/like/connect/ or what ever stuff blocked. Don't really much care for people following me around the internet anyway.
 
2013-02-08 01:43:31 PM  
I took a class in Judaism and now I use separate browsers for milking comments and sites I beef to.
 
2013-02-08 02:01:44 PM  
I'm curious if anyone with Ghostery or NoScript experienced this problem. Since I have both Facebook explicitly blocked in NoScript and their beacon blocked by default in Ghostery, I wish I was surfing at the time to see what happened.
 
2013-02-08 02:40:53 PM  

KierzanDax: I'm curious if anyone with Ghostery or NoScript experienced this problem. Since I have both Facebook explicitly blocked in NoScript and their beacon blocked by default in Ghostery, I wish I was surfing at the time to see what happened.


I use both,I didn't have any issues.
 
2013-02-08 04:02:39 PM  
Not if you don't use Facebook.
 
2013-02-08 05:49:13 PM  
I've got an extension on Chrome blocking facebook from following me around..  I had 0 issues last night
 
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