Facebook & Instagram Down for Millions! Internet found flocking to Steemit.com for a dependable social media outlet.

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With https://www.facebook.com coming up with an entirely blank page... many are left wondering what is going on.


Nearly 30k+ users reported facing issues with Facebook — with 41 percent experiencing a total blackout, 37 percent saying they are unable to login and 21 percent reporting they cannot access the Facebook app, according to http://downdetector.com/status/facebook

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Mainly are now turning to Twitter and other social media sites like http://steemit.com which has been gaining huge traction in the past couple months.

"Right now, thousands of people are trying to remember their Twitter & Steemit passwords...."

"Facebook goes down for a few minutes. Global productivity skyrockets. The planet is saved!!!"

"RIP Facebook"

"Long Live Steemit!"

1. Go to the Witness Voting Page on Steemit.com
2. Scroll down to blueorgy
3. Simply Click the UpVote Button!

P.S. Lets get this news trending and catch those Facebook users left in the dark and bring them into the light!

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Great post.
Yep bye bye FB you had your day, Crypto + Steem is the future!

FYI Your password created 5 keys for you.
By default you probably logged in with the "master" key.
Not a good idea as it enables access to your $$$.
It's better to log in with your Private POSTING key.

I'm wondering if this might be "payback" from the DDoS experienced here recently?

Reminds me of Uber attacking Lyft, not only hacking servers but also requesting rides to no-shows.

Haha did this really happen. I'm not on facebook much, but haven't noticed any issues when I have tried to get on and read an article or look at my notificaitons.

Long live steemit which can still be accessed even when the website is down!


Site is actually down - supposably world-wide (for me as well, just checked (don't use it much)) Desktop anyway, will check mobile app shortly.

Numbers are here: http://downdetector.com/status/facebook

good imformations

Yes you said absolutely right
As few days left means almost two months steemit .com entered I mean more popular even in india Pakistan bangla .
As now there are so many video uploading about steemit .com how to sign up upvote comment how to earn steem power etc .
Future social media of world will be steemit .com

Indeed it is down,was going to make a Steemit related post there and i get this message.

Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you're seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.

Hey i just voted you as witness.
Continue the great work you are doing @blueorgy

hiiii @blueorgy, whenever i joined steemit then my intrest in facebook vanished, many days ago i didnt login facebook so not notice about that.
Long Live Steemit.

wow, i had no idea they were having issues... the hackers are everywhere! (-:

I'm still using fb and have never used instagram. I'm in Thailand and fb has been strange all day today. It's down right now for me.

I've noticed all kinds of people posting on fb about this las vegas fakery and so I think they might be trying to stop people from talking. Just a theory, but this is the first event that I see NO ONE believing.

Good.... Good.... Good

In fact steemit.com has a reward as an added advantage

#steemit is gaining much more popularity here in Ghana and very soon it is what all the social media will be talking about due to the immense effort of #teamghana...thanks for the challenge @blueorgy upped

Is this why shit I am sharing there suddenly ain't showing up?

I recently read a blog post on Steemit, where this gentleman(can't remember his name) said that by 2019 Steemit is going to have 30 million users.

No, bring them to the dark side ;)

with 41 percent experiencing a total blackout, 37 percent saying they are unable to login and 21 percent reporting they cannot access the Facebook app

....how many millions of people do these percentages represent?

It shows any site, of any magnitude can go down hard. XD

While I believe that SteemIt is indeed better, we need to make sure we never rest on our laurels, that other recent DDoS attack on SteemIt that brought it down for around 6-9 hours shows that we can always make SteemIt better. One day, hopefully SteemIt will take up more of the social media percentage!

nothing stop facebook to come with a coin in 2018.
This kind of giant doesn't go down like this, and anyway ppl are not client of facebook they get there for free, so the panic will come when the advertisement industry start to drop they are the real clients not ppl wrong signal to watch here.

Don't get me wrong I'd love to see facebook go down the tube. Steemit need a private message for members to start competing with websites like facebook. Hopefully steemit team will move to EOS blockchain by 2019.

That is great news. Love the idea behind steemit.
I would like to know how secure will i be if i post controversial topics on steemit? Do i have the freedom to express my views freely on steemit?
Ex: Religious and Political views