Logging into Facebook, it seems the social networking darlings of the day have committed a bit of a production boo-boo. Above my profile at around 11pm PST this evening, I received the following notice:
Unfortunately, your email notification settings have been lost. You can reset them on the Notifications page. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
Clicking on the link to the Notifications page they provided, it seems my preferences for email notification were indeed lost. I keep my email notification restricted mostly to replies to comments, status and friend requests – now by default everything is turned on. The list takes a while to complete with 11 different categories with four or five activities a piece.
This is a pretty public snafu for the do-no-wrong dominant player in the social space that may be running out of money. MySpace may have had a lot of problems with availability, but they never lost any of my data. What does this say about their platform?
Did this happen to you?