There's an error with Facebook Connect causing major sites to redirect to a Facebook error page.—
(@SAI) February 08, 2013
If for some reason you tried to visit some website other than Twitchy tonight, you might have found yourself redirected to a Facebook error page. Facebook acknowledged the bug and offered a brief explanation:
For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third party sites to Facebook.com. The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.
Just having a drink and kicking back on my favourite website, Facebook error page.—
anne t. donahue (@annetdonahue) February 08, 2013
The bug affected a lot of sites, since more and more are choosing to rely on Facebook Connect to handle such things as login credentials.
For a brief second, Facebook took down half the internet. Soooo… maybe connecting your site TOO closely to social media isn’t all peachy?—
Santiago Castillo (@SCH618) February 08, 2013
Twitter seems to have settled on “Facebookmageddon” as the word we’ll all use to describe what happened tonight to our great-grandchildren.