facebook bug

Social networking service giant Facebook on Friday announced a bug redirected user’s logging in from third-part sites to Facebook.

“For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third party sites to Facebook.com. The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual,” Facebook said in statement to tech site The Next Web.

Logging in to the site, the page will show the message:”An error occurred. Please try again later.”

“The URL is garbled, but given the plethora of sites that you can hit to reach this page, TNW is laboring under the presumption that Facebook Connect is to blame,” a report from The Next Web said.

“When you hit the blue ‘Okay’ button, you will be taken to a blank screen. If you hit the back button, the page you had wished to be on will be served to you, but only until the problem kicks back in and Facebook takes you hostage again.”

The issue could affect millions around the world and could cost its partners big ad dollars, according to the tech news site.

Also The Next Web noted that Facebook failed to apologize in any way for borking its partners out of millions of pageviews.

“Facebook did not say how it intends to never have this happen again.”

Commenting on the issue, one Facebook user Keith Plocek on Twitter called the situation “Facebookmageddon.”