More Technical Problems at Facebook: Database outage cuts off about 150,000 members for nearly 2 weeks

Thousands of Facebook users who have been unable to access their accounts for nearly a week and a half now are now seeing their profiles restored--but some data related to recent profile updates may have been lost.

The social network's last head count, about a month ago, was 300 million active users, so that comes out to be a total of about 150,000 affected users. Not very many but enough to put some of them in a panic over not being able to access a primary mode of communication and (in some cases) business.

The company has been....tight-lipped about the maintenance issue. When affected users' access is restored, however, some things may be different and very recent updates may be missing.

Facebook added that "some of (affected members') content may not be up to date: in other words, some data loss regarding recent updates to profiles. This, according to Facebook, may include photos that were recently added or deleted, recent updates to friends lists (additions and deletions), and "other content you've added, sent, received, or posted."

Many of the complaints pertaining to the outage alleged poor customer service on Facebook's part.

Whether Facebook will step it up a notch for future unexpected technical problems remains to be seen.

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