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UPDATE: Facebook appears to be coming back online; some users are reporting that they are able to post status updates again.

The original story follows.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) outages are commonplace, but it's not everyday that consumers are hampered by an inability to post status updates.

But that is just what happened to Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) this morning. Unlike the recent Gmail issues, this problem seems to be affecting every Facebook user.

In a nutshell, this means that one billion people cannot post status updates to their timeline.

Twitter, the world's second-largest social network, is overwhelmed with tweets on the issue:

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Looks like the cool kids will have to rely on Twitter to remind everyone how awesome and popular they are this morning.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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