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DNS Changes Cause Global Facebook Outages, Elicit Flurry of Doomsday Searches

First there was a Gmail outage and then Facebook went down for many users across the world late Monday, which prompted a flurry of twitter trends mentioning 'productivity' and 'the Mayans.'

Midday Monday there was an intermittent Gmail outage and around 5:45 p.m. EST a Facebook outage started attracting attention around the world, according to the website Mashable.

Some people could see Facebook without images and others had no access at all.

For diehards going through withdrawal, Mashable recommended visiting either the mobile site m.facebook.com or the developer preview site beta.facebook.com.

SEJ Search Engine Journal reports there was a "flurry in twitter trends" for the words "productivity" and "the Mayans." 

According to Mashable, a Facebook spokesperson sent the following statement explaining the outage. "Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience."

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