Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Connect allows users to log in with their Facebook credentials on third-party systems, and it’s become massive.
However, yesterday the system went haywire — at least for a few minutes. Facebook Connect suddenly redirected users from sites like Yelp (NYSE:YELP), MSNBC and the Huffington Post to Facebook.com. A message popped up that said: “An error occurred. Please try again later.”
In the end, though, most websites rely on other technology platforms because of the low costs and access to useful features. It’s a smart strategy … but it is far from fool-proof. The good news is that Facebook usually corrects its problems extremely fast.