LinkedIn, the popular social media platform for businesses and professionals, suffered a widespread outage on Monday, causing frustration for many users unable to access the website. The outage was first reported on Downdetector, a website that tracks service outages, with complaints pouring in on Monday afternoon.
Users attempting to visit the site were met with an error message stating, “Something went wrong. We’re having issues loading the page.” This led to speculation and frustration among users who relied on the platform for professional networking and job searching.
As of now, the desktop website appears to be accessible again, although LinkedIn has not yet issued an official statement regarding the outage. The official LinkedIn app does not appear to have been affected.
Frustrated users took to social media to share their experiences. One user, who had recently received a job promotion, humorously stated that even LinkedIn couldn’t endorse their achievement: “I guess my promotion was so unexpected that even LinkedIn couldn’t endorse me for it—it’s been ‘something went wrong’ ever since!” Others expressed frustration at the timing of the outage, with one user remarking, “The one time we actually want to use LinkedIn for its intended purpose, it’s down.”
While the cause of the outage remains unknown, it serves as a reminder of the dependence many professionals have on online platforms for their networking and job-seeking efforts. LinkedIn, which boasts over 700 million users worldwide, provides a valuable resource for connecting businesses and professionals, and any interruption to its services can have significant implications.
While the outage may have caused frustration among users, it is hoped that LinkedIn will swiftly address the issue and provide a smooth online experience for its users once again.
– Downdetector: www.downdetector.com
– Evening Standard: www.standard.co.uk