Facebook is either very slow or it’s not even loading for me.Do we have to pay now or be shareholders? @rebeccacoleman
— Peter vT (@PvT) February 2, 2012
A tipster wrote into Betabeat this afternoon to complain about not being able to get into the social network. You know the one? With a valuation in the the neighborhood of a $100 billion and a fancy new IPO filing? “Facebook is so slammed with traffic it’s basically nonfunctional #ipoday,” the source kvetched, adding, “It’s taking forever to load and won’t like, work. search etc.” In the past twenty minutes, Betabeat has failed to even log on to Facebook three times, before finally getting through. A quick search for “Facebook slow” on Twitter reveals we’re not the only ones:
it feels like Facebook is broken today. Slow, not loading properly, links wont click. Did everyone retire already?
— Steve Lazarus (@slazarus) February 2, 2012
Funny, nowhere in the “Risks” section did they mention the possibility of frenzied would-be investors shutting down the site.
Update: A Facebook spokesperson emailed to report that the issues have been resolved: “Earlier today, some users briefly experienced issues loading the site. The issues have now been resolved, and we are back to 100%.” Nothing to do with hackers?, we asked. “No,” they replied.