Facebook has temporarily lost millions of photos hosted on the wildly popular social networking site. Many users logged on today to find many of their photos replaced with a question mark. Facebook estimated that about 10 to 15 percent of all photos were affected by the outage. It turns out to be a storage problem and Facebook is quickly working on the restoration of the lost pics. They assure users that the outage is only temporarily and the photos are not permenantly lost. The problem seemed to occur after the company ran a routine software upgrade over the weekend. Several of Facebook’s hard drives that house the photos failed at the same time.
You can check the blog section of Facebook to stay up to date on the status of the problem or simply recheck your missing photos to see if they have been restored. As a precaution, you should always keep another copy on file of any photos that you post on Facebook.