Whoops! F8 website crashes as Facebook’s biggest event of the year starts

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Facebook's massive developer conference kicked off Tuesday, but the event's website lagged behind.

F8's site was down at least 15 minutes before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was set to kick off his keynote address in San Jose, California. The social network had hyped the event on social media prior to the kickoff, making the stumble a bit awkward.

Even as Zuck addressed data privacy issues head on, the site remained down — including the livestream hosted on the event site.

f8.com is down.

f8.com is down.

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Various news outlets steamed Zuckerberg's speech, so people could still watch the CEO crack wise about his congressional hearing and various product updates. And the F8 site was brought back online shortly after the presentation began.

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