Lauren Goode

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Facebook Suffers Temporary Service Outage in Europe

Facebook users in parts of Europe, including the U.K., were unable to access their Facebook accounts early Wednesday morning, due to what the company said were “technical difficulties.” Facebook said in a statement that the issue was now resolved. During the outage, some Facebook users took to Twitter to complain, posting with the hashtag “facebookdown.” Facebook last suffered a brief outage in early February, shortly after filing to go public.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus