Date: Sept. 23, 2010
Complex says: Twitter fanatics poked fun and office workers across the globe nearly died of boredom as the largest social network on Earth experienced service outages for two full days. Facebook officials blamed the problem on a third-party network provider and an “error condition” in their database. According to AlertSite, Facebook functioned at a 38-percent availability rate with a 60-second response time. That’s almost slower than surfing on a dial-up connection.