When my son tries to update his status on Facebook the browsers (Safari and Chrome) freeze (spinning beachball of death). He has been doing a hard restart to stop it. As this is not a good practice on any computer, any suggestions as to what it is in Facebook's page that might cause this would help. This only happens on Facebook. I plan to have him duplicate the error when I am there so that I can check the Console messages to see if a process is showing an error, and also Activity Monitor so that I can see if something is maxing out his memory. However, any suggestions you might have will be appreciated.
He has done Safe Boot and repair permissions without resolution. I am suspicious that there may be a Daemon or other item needed by Facebook that is hanging up. I also think it couldn't hurt to run a full set of OnyX repair, cleaning routines.
iMac Intel Duo, 2 Gig memory, Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Browsers: Safari and Chrome latest versions