Here is an interesting news for you guys. Facebook accidentally blocked Imgur.com today from their network.
Facebook users were no longer able to share images hosted on the popular photo sharing platform.
This was posted on Reddit which is incidentally the reason behind the existence of the service. Imgur was created based on the needs of members of Reddit!
A Facebook engineers joined the discussion on Reddit and apologized for the goof up. He said:
Hey folks – so this is actually my fault. Literally, I’m the guy who accidentally blocked Imgur for a brief period of time today. I’m really sorry.
Some background: I’m an engineer who works on the system we use for catching malicious URLs. In the process of dealing with a bad URL that our automated defenses didn’t catch, I ran into a rare bug that caused us to incorrectly block some legitimate URLs for a brief time. Right after I figured that out and removed the bad data, I reworked the UI so no one will get bit by the same issue in the future.
As a form of apology that I’m sure is insufficient, here is a picture of my dog dressed up for the 4th of July: http://imgur.com/pR4mR .
The block is now gone and you can again share Imgur hosted images on your Facebook profiles!