I was working on the website last night, trying out new codes and plugins for Facebook, when I ran into an issue. My likes and comments weren’t showing up after working with a new service to interact with our Facebook App. I reverted back to how everything was previously, when nothing was showing up. My immediate thought was – “everything just got wiped by this!?”, along with several expletives.
After looking through the coding and doing a bunch of Googling, I wasn’t able to come up with anything. That is, until I was informed of the outage by our server admin. Looks like Facebook had an outage at 11:30P EST on 4/19/2012 – 8 minutes after I had issues.
This is more of a warning for people Googling down the line – if your Facebook icons and comments all disappear, don’t panic. Check the Facebook Dev site for the live status: