Facebook caused several online applications and services to fail Thursday, according to Examiner.
The problems happened between around 4:30 p.m. to 4:42 p.m.
It was caused by the Facebook Connect service, which lets users log in to other sites using Facebook, according to reports.
Users of several programs like Skype and Instagram and even visitors to websites like CNN were quickly redirected to a Facebook error page, according to Examiner.
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