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Facebook DNS Error Failure Turns Google Trends Upside Down


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The world has gone mad. This afternoon Facebook went down for a few hours and millions of people couldn't get their Facebook fix for a few hours. Alas, the Apocalypse had begun!

To illustrate just how much of a big deal the Facebook DNS Error was, let's look no further than Google Trends, which breaks down the hottest search trends.

Yours truly took a screenshot of Google Trends a few minutes ago and 9 of the top 10 Google Trends were related to Facebook going down today.

Facebook DNS Error Google Trends

The top 10 Google Trends as of 23 minutes ago went like this:

#1-dns failure

#2-facebook dns error

#3-service unavailable dns failure

#4-why isnt facebook working right now

#5-facebook login problems

#6-courgette (the only non-Facebook related search trend in the top 10)

#7- what is wrong with facebook today

#8-facebook outage

#9-why is facebook down

#10-facebook issues

Overall, 13 of the top 20 Google Trends were related to this epic collapse of Facebook. Just goes to show you just how much Facebook dominates the web and people's lifes.

Suffice it to say, Facebookers couldn't get their Facebook on for a few hours so it was the "end of the world" for a short time. Thus, they turned to Twitter to get their social networking fix.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com