Is Facebook down? Not anymore.

Facebook temporarily went dark as Facebook engineers updated the site.

Facebook was unplugged for a few moments early today. Facebook reps said the shut-down was a result of profile page updates.

Facebook was down. And now Facebook is back up again.

According to reps for the social networking site, the outage last only a few minutes, and was a direct result of updates to the Facebook interface. But five minutes is an eternity in the Web world, and plenty of shut-out Facebook users took to Twitter to commiserate about their shared inability to aimlessly browse their pals's profiles.

"#Facebook is down. Half the world population had suddenly become productive. The other half of the population is using #Twitter," read one widely-circulated tweet, according to Other Twitterers were less bothered by the outage. "I think I am the only person on the planet not bothered by fact that Facebook went down," one user wrote.

Facebook, for its part, blamed the black-out on a sweeping update to Facebook Pages. “For a brief period of time, some internal prototypes were made public to a number of people externally," a Facebook spokesperson told Forbes magazine earlier today. "As a result, we took the site down for a few minutes. It’s back up, and we apologize for the inconvenience.”

Facebook last went down back in September.

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