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6:54 pm on Mar 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Facebook has gone offline and the users might be concerned.
I'm sure it'll be back.

We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.


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7:49 pm on Mar 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I do not think the world will stop spinning. Though some FB devotes might. :)
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I agree, but for some it's part of their business
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I'd say that FB being down might actually raise the world's productivity for a while. But realistically, productivity will probably go down even more as everyone keeps checking if FB is back up or not. And posting on Twitter about it being down. :)
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"World Came To An End" ... news at eleven
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Hmm.

[theoatmeal.com...]

(Funny thing is, I found the above while looking for this [theoatmeal.com], which turned out to be less apposite.)
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Could be it that Y2K finally arrived 19 years and three months late?
10:59 am on Mar 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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i'm curious if it has anything to do with this effort:
Report: Facebook Plans to Unify WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger [webmasterworld.com]
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(financial analysts pointing to graph...)
See it, right here, Productivity spiked up for some reason.
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Facebook blames 'server config change' for 14-hour outage. Someone run that through the universal liar translator
Facebook has said a "server configuration change" was to blame for an 14-hour outage of its services, which took down the Facebook social media service, its Messenger and WhatsApp apps, Instagram, and Oculus.

"Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience," the tech goliath said in a tweet.

[theregister.co.uk...]
I believe them. Don't you?
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So ... what did they change and why did it take 14 hours to accomplish?

Inquiring minds want to know. :)
9:31 pm on Mar 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure that they are very "sorry" about it.
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I'm sure that they are very "sorry" about it.
If nobody is able to reach your site, what happens to your ad revenues for that time period? Of course they’re sorry.
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People could get to FB- they just couldn't post/comment. Ads were still showing.
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People could get to FB- they just couldn't post/comment. Ads were still showing.

how many eyeballs saw those when there was little new content for 14 hours?
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I'm sure that FB has enough content backlogged (ie: content never seen before) that it could stop receiving new posts and still have enough "new" content to show to users from now to the end of the year. Most users wouldn't even realize it.
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The problem is Facebook doesn't tell us the cause of having a downtime of their Social Media website.
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welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], cmorales!

Facebook doesn't tell us the cause of having a downtime

they actually reported it as a "server configuration change" [twitter.com] that caused the problems.