Facebook status is one of the key interactive features on Facebook.It allows users to receive information about what their friends are doing, reading, watching or thinking, and provides opportunities for friends to comment and interact based on what is shared.For example, if you just became engaged, you can indicate this relationship status in your Facebook profile so your friends and family (and potential suitors) will know that you are getting married soon.
This isn't without reason, however, as many people have gone on Facebook to post a status update and found themselves still on the site 45 minutes later instead of working.
ET, it appeared access was being restored; a number of publishers kicked the tires with “test” status updates.
(The Verge’s “test” was well liked and shared.) System outages aren’t common but they aren’t unheard of either.
When a status is updated, it posts on the user's personal wall, as well as in the news feeds of their friends.
Statuses can be updated from a web browser, mobile site, or through text message.