Saturday, 22 October 2011

Can't See Facebook

Contributed by Farzana Rasheed

Recently, whenever I try to go to Facebook, I get re-routed to this page:

It says 'this wiki does not exist.'

I googled Facebook Being Re-Routed to Wiki and I got 10,400,000 results! Apparently, being re-routed is pretty common. 

The same problem was posted on a discussion on Yahoo! Canada and someone suggested cleaning all the cookies through running a software which was available for free download. 

Another blogger had also posted about Facebook being re-routed to a a certain Samuel Garcia's Myspace profile and had been happening to several other users. He thought it was because of a "DNS exploit." His advice was to open up the Administrator window (on Windows) and issue a command to flush out the cache and to clear out the cookies too. 

Since I myself use a Mac and am on the Safari browser, here's what I did: I emptied the cache by clicking on Empty Cache in the Safari drop-down menu. Next, I deleted all the cookies (Safari -> Preferences -> Security -> Show Cookies -> Remove All). I typed Facebook again in the browser and it worked! I am glad I did not download any software and managed to resolve the problem simply. 

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