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Old 05.10.2021, 09:51
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

whatsapp pay offers payments services in India and Brazil, about ~20% of world population. Around here we sell and buy stuff via ricardo, tutti and anibis. Lots of countries without local e-commerce solutions rely a lot on facebook marketplace....from a certain perspective, it's a 6 hours economic catastrophe. I'd like to laugh but I can't
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Old 05.10.2021, 10:17
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Interesting coincidence... a whistleblower comes clean about how Facebook knows its platform is toxic and unsafe but ignores it in the name of profits, and then all services go down.
Chuff, you didn't happen to send an e-mail to the...uhm...management of FB, did you...?
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Old 05.10.2021, 10:25
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Does MySpace still exist?

In case anyone wants to know what EF would look like if it was put together by a 13 year old in 1996 - there is this "geocities site generator"

https://www.wonder-tonic.com/geociti...nglishforum.ch
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Old 05.10.2021, 10:52
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Just had a TC with a colleague in Melbourne... she slept through the whole thing (2:30 - 8:30am)
According to theregister.co.uk, Australia wasn't badly affected anyway.
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Old 05.10.2021, 11:00
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In case anyone wants to know what EF would look like if it was put together by a 13 year old in 1996 - there is this "geocities site generator"

https://www.wonder-tonic.com/geociti...nglishforum.ch
Ha! That's like the EF on LSD.
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Chuff, you didn't happen to send an e-mail to the...uhm...management of FB, did you...?
Hah, I think the difference between EF and Facebook, is that Facebook upper management are well aware of, and actively encourage, how their site is being used to undermine the fabric of society.

I do hope that Facebook become heavily regulated at some point, because the amount of power and influence they have over a significant population of this world is deeply disturbing. Or more specifically, how worrying it is that a man like Zuckerberg wields that power and personal data.

Tech companies in general, at least those with access to hundreds of millions worldwide, with the power to materially affect politics and influence actions of nations, need to be heavily regulated and the execs legally held to account for breaches and misdemeanours. It simply cannot be understated how much long-term damage they could cause if left to grow and run their agendas unchecked. They need to be heavily and thoroughly monitored from within by independent bodies.
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Old 05.10.2021, 11:07
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

I like the way this thread has more posts in it than the Pandora Papers one.

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Old 05.10.2021, 12:31
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whatsapp pay offers payments services in India and Brazil, about ~20% of world population. Around here we sell and buy stuff via ricardo, tutti and anibis. Lots of countries without local e-commerce solutions rely a lot on facebook marketplace....from a certain perspective, it's a 6 hours economic catastrophe. I'd like to laugh but I can't
time to switch to Bitcoin

whatsapp is crap and must die as inferior tech
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Old 05.10.2021, 12:33
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

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Could you please elaborate a bit on this?
Maybe I'm missing something here, but can't really imagine how some static routes would bring down global multi-homed AS network like FB one.
to be honest its all unclear now

cloudflare article claims its routes not advertised via BGP

twitter thing claims someone deleted routes (how can you delete that?)

dailymail claims failed server upgrade at Facebook
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Old 05.10.2021, 13:12
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time to switch to Bitcoin

whatsapp is crap and must die as inferior tech
This is a matter of consumers' choices in aggregate, not the opinion of 1 person
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Old 05.10.2021, 21:36
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Does MySpace still exist?

In case anyone wants to know what EF would look like if it was put together by a 13 year old in 1996 - there is this "geocities site generator"

https://www.wonder-tonic.com/geociti...nglishforum.ch
antivirus blocked it for phishing.
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Old 05.10.2021, 21:56
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whatsapp is crap and must die as inferior tech
Absolutely. Just like VHS had to die to Betamax... But, hey, never give up hope.
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Old 05.10.2021, 22:11
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

I remember being surprised when myspace died out... Though I think that kind of self-destructed because they suddenly made a lot of changes that people didn't like and then everyone shifted over to FB.

It will be interesting to see if FB is still around in 10 or 20 years or if something will come along to replace it. Maybe at some point, we'll be knee-deep in the "zombie apocalypse" and everyone will just have a chip implanted in their brains that automatically uploads their thoughts to their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Everyone will be wearing special glasses so they can scroll 24/7.

One of the best things about no longer using FB is that I no longer have to see photos of people's dinner. People bragging about their meatloaf. Not to mention all those ridiculous selfies.

We are a strange species...
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