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Facebook invents new unit of time to measure modern attention spans: 1/705,600,000 of a sec

Christian Berger Silver badge

That's not news

Developers invent their own timescales all the time. For example I once made a Unix-epoch clone starting at the year 2000. IBM-PCs calculated the time in 1/18.2065 Hz intervalls, making an overflow of the 16-Bit Number roughly every 3600 seconds.

On 16-Bit systems it's common to count seconds of the week, because that nicely fits in a 16 Bit number.

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