The Guardian's inevitable liveblog claims the Facebook outage is its "longest service disruption in living memory".
Do they mean longest disruption of Facebook, or just in general?
Either way they're talking bollocks.
Facebook is recovering from the Cluster-Zuck disaster outage which saw its stock plummet and fans rush into the arms of its sworn enemy, Twitter. The world blazed with anger and indignation after Facebook collapsed, causing its stock to fall by nearly 0.8 per cent in pre-market trading. Luckily for anyone who is craving …
Yes, back in the days before the "Amused" button was replaced by the "Like" button.
We wish for our esteemed colonist Mr Mark Zuckerberg to introduce, at his earliest convenience, an enhancement to his ingenious "Social Network", to whit, a "Not Amused" button. lol
"I'm just surprised they never managed to blame it on global warming."
or filthy rich companies who don't pay their fair share of tax...
... completely forgetting of course that the Guardian itself is owned by the Scott Trust, itself founded to avoid avoid death duties and other taxes.
At the time the stock fell it was unknown whether the outage was going to be for a couple of hours or a couple of days (which results in a loss of income). There was also a small possibility that it could have been a large scale fault that had lost large amounts of customers data (with the attendant legal consequences). You sell a portion of your stock based upon these factors. You then make decisions as to whether to reacquire the stock or sell more of it based upon the length of the outage and the information you receive about the cause.
20 minute or so outage for a free service that isn't going to inconvenience anyone when its down.
Compare this to O2's outages for most of a day with their cockups with the HLR and several banks with problems running into the days.
Hmmm, it's almost like an inverse pyramid of how much people invest in resilient systems compared to the actual value to the end user.
If, as a commercial entity, you are paying to use it I suggest you go back to the con artist that told you that and try and get your money back.
On a side note I have these magic beans for sale, just £50 each. Not only can they feed a student but they guarantee page 1 rankings in Google as well. Send me your bank details and Ill get the order placed.
I'm guessing that somebody made the rookie error of searching for "Facebook" on Facebook.
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markz uh, hi, my website isn't working
helpdesk Ok, tell me what you can see.
markz A desk, there's a sofa over there. Oh, wait, on the computer right? lol
markz it just says Something Wrong
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markz is typing...
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helpdesk Can you try it from another computer?
markz uh, Cheryl says she has the same thing
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helpdesk Are you still there? Is it working?
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Actually, every company's Helldesk got more productive from all the calls from the lowest lackey to the highest management that exclaim "my Internet is down". And because the highest level of management were affected, there's IT people all over the world getting reamed because "the Internet went down".
My God it was awful I had to.....you know....barely bring myself to say it, but I had find something else to do other than wittering my meaningless endevours to the rest of the world!
Actually I only found out later on when someone told me they could look at one of my photos. Shock horror, they did something else for an hour or so and then came back! No fuss. No moaning. No losing their freaking mind! Just behaving like a normal sane person and simply waiting patiently for things to be sorted.
"One of those terrible tragedies that just passed me by."
Yeah, I didn't notice, and the world didn't crash around my ears either. Well, it did, but Faceplant didn't have anything to do with it, nor Optus, nor Vodafone who's services co-incedently crashed at about the same time...
Thank goodness for news sites. We wouldn't know when to panic then.
"but the Police in the US and Canada anyway use Farcebook all the time"
Don't forget employers who monitor it to check if a sick day really is a sick day due to unforseen sickness, or the previous night out drinking lethal amounts of piss.
Which interestingly enough, they wouldn't have known if the hungover soon-to-be-ex-employee didn't shout it to all and sundry.
Quite proud of the fact that I completely missed this outage, didn't even know it happened. Although it may have been the cause of my baked-in Android Facebook App going haywire for a bit. (Thanks for that uninstall able garbage Samsung)
Its actually quite nice having that ten minutes of my day back, since I ditched FB and mangled my marketing value, sorry I mean 'online profile'.
" Quite proud of the fact that I completely missed this outage, didn't even know it happened."
You mean that it's so unusual for you to not be 'connected' that it's rare for you to miss news of something like Facebook being down for just 30 minutes?
Well, I guess being proud of that is better than being ashamed, but still, sorry, mate, that's so sad.
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