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LinkedIn outage follows Facebook and Instagram downtime

LinkedIn experienced a global outage, causing user complaints on other social media sites. The cause remains unclear, but the site is back up.

LinkedIn experienced a global outage, leaving users frustrated and turning to other social media platforms to voice their complaints. The cause of the outage remains unclear, with reports of tens of thousands of complaints beginning around 3:40 p.m. ET. Netblocks indicated that the issue was affecting "multiple countries," indicating a widespread problem.

This outage comes on the heels of recent significant outages on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, which were down for several hours the day before. Users attempting to access LinkedIn were met with an error message directing them to the Help Center, which proved to be unhelpful as the site was down.

The Help Center page displayed an error message stating the server could not be located, leading to further confusion and frustration among users. Social media was abuzz with various theories about the outage, including conspiracy theories and comparisons to the Netflix movie "Leave the World Behind."

Even the dictionary got in on the action, with Merriam-Webster's X account tweeting about the incident. LinkedIn's response to the situation was a tweet reassuring users that they were aware of the issue and working to resolve it.

As of 5:50 p.m. ET, LinkedIn appears to be back up globally, though the exact cause of the outage remains unknown. The situation serves as a reminder of the interconnected nature of our digital world and the potential impact of widespread platform outages.

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