A bug on Facebook sent ripples through the Web on Thursday afternoon.
A glitch on Thursday rerouted an untold number of requests from third-party sites directly to an error page on Facebook.com.
The whole debacle apparently stemmed from a problem with Facebook Connect, the feature that allows you to instantly "like" or re-post content from non-Facebook sites. If you happened to be logged into Facebook, and you attempted to click on any site that uses Facebook Connect – the Huffington Post, for instance, or Gawker – you were redirected to Facebook.com, and politely told to "try again later."
"For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third-party sites to Facebook.com," a company representative told All Things D. "The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.”