Crash of the Titans

January 16th, 2013

So Facebook makes a big announcement on Tuesday about graph search. Headlines proclaim “Facebook Just Declared War on Google.”  The interwebs go nuts with prophecies and commentary. Like after a political debate. And those with beta access start posting all kinds of results like this and stories like this.

Then about 11:30pm Facebook starts to crash. And it gets more and more widespread.

People start to get twitchy. First it’s just a few, but then in an avalanche, people take to Twitter to ask others and complain or joke about Facebook.

Next up Google has problems.

Again, to Twitter they go.

Kind of funny that both Titans had problems tonight.

Then again, it’s 1:48am on Wednesday morning and I was driven to Yahoo for searching to complete a project.

Tough night.