The experts stated that more than 500 million Facebook users around the world suffered badly on Thursday during the outage of the service offered by the social networking site. The outage, according to Augie Ray, one of the analysts at Forrester Research, revealed how the connection between the users and their friends and families whom they get connected with through the social networking site.
For Facebook itself, the Thursday’s outage was the worst since 2006. Facebook apologized for the public users and attributed the outage to a malfunction that happened due to a change that was made in the system. The error has been foreshadowed by some news regarding a problem with one of the third parties working with the social site.
Facebook's Robert Johnson commented on the outage on his blog post, saying that even when the experts handled the original problem, the outage continued. The reason behind it is that “every time a client got an error attempting to query one of the databases it interpreted it as an invalid value, and deleted the corresponding cache key".
However, the outage might have revealed a kind of addiction to the service, which when cut for only two and a half hours people complained of ‘loneliness’ and ‘isolation’.