An interesting problem with Facebook, Google Chrome and my home ISP:
On my home Internet connection, and absolutely nowhere else, my laptop (both my old one and my current one) will occasionally load every other site except for Facebook.
This only occurs in Chrome, but it occurs no matter whether I use http or https, and it occurs whether I’m just logging onto Facebook in general or a specific thread.
I have long since resigned myself to the stopgap solution of unplugging my wireless router for 30 seconds, and then plugging it back in, after which I do not encounter this problem again for days, weeks or even months at a time.
Until today, this was the only thing that seemed to solve the problem, because otherwise, Facebook simply would not load no matter how many times I refreshed.
Today, however, when this problem occurred again, I searched “Facebook won’t load but every other site will,” and as soon as I clicked on one of the links that came up, without me even implementing any of the suggestions, Facebook loaded just fine.
This happened three separate times today, with Facebook refusing to load until I searched on Google for a solution, at which point Chrome magically decided to allow me to access Facebook.
I know how paranoid this sounds, but is my home ISP deliberately messing with me?
Because that just seems way too coincidental.