Facebook and Instagram, the two most popular social media platforms, reportedly went down on Tuesday for several minutes. The users of these social media outlets went into shock when they were not able to login to either of the two sites. The users couldn’t log in to their accounts as the sites were crashed and the homepages on both the sites did not respond. The unloaded Facebook page read, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” Anguish people took to Twitter and addressed the issue. Within 15 minutes of initial accounts of the outage, the #Facebookdown hashtag began to trend on the microblogging site. People started posting about the same around 8:30 pm IST.
However, the problem does not appear to have affected everyone. As per the report by the Indian Express, the website downrightnow, which tracks major web services, showed that Facebook was facing a possible disruption. Facebook has over 1.8 billion users and this could be a possible service disruption. However, as of now, there is no official comment from the company on the same.
Notably, earlier in the day, in a first bid to foster innovation in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) space, T-Hub in partnership with Facebook today kick-started ‘India Innovation Hub Accelerator Program’. T-Hub, an incubator for startups, is an initiative by the Telangana Government. According to an official release, the main agenda of the program is to discover amazing startups that are working in the field of AR/VR in the country and T-Hub and Facebook will aid the start-ups with cutting-edge technology to scale using innovation programs, global outreach and technology depth.
Start-ups, which are in the space of AR/VR application to healthtech, industrial manufacturing, education, corporate learning and development, hardware and accessories positioning, gesture and eye tracking, mobile hardware and enablement, video processing, developer tools, camera, capture technology, can participate in this program, it said.