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LinkedIn users reported widespread site outages and unusual error messages on Tuesday, as Microsoft-owned social network suffered apparent server issues

The Down Detector website recorded over 25,000 reports in the space of minutes, as Twitter was inundated with jokes about disillusioned thought leaders and lost career opportunities The outage reports appeared to be centered on US job hubs such as New York and San Francisco, but users from Europe and Asia also reported problems

One of the posts told LinkedIn users that an “error occurred” while sending a long, indecipherable referral code Another said the site was “unable to locate the server “

“We know some members are having a problem accessing LinkedIn on their mobile and on their computer,” a LinkedIn spokesperson told Fast Company. “We are working on this right now and will provide updates as we have them “

LinkedIn says service has been restored and attributed the outage to a “configuration change in our internal systems” You can read the update here

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