For some folks out there who cannot live without Facebook, you would have noticed that you were unable to gain access to Facebook earlier this morning. How many of you were affected? Well, it seems that the cause of the downtime or outage of Facebook earlier this morning was due to a change made to the DNS infrastructure. This change brought about the unwanted effect of some folks being affected, and hence, were unable to gain access to Facebook. Facebook mentioned that they “detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
It is rather weird that something like a social network, being down for less than an hour or so, has led folks to be rather upset, as though there was a death in the family or something. This just goes to show how certain parts of our society has grown to be so dependent on Facebook and other kinds of Internet addiction, that even a simple downtime or technical glitch could cause us to rear our ugly sides.
In retrospect, this is one of the first major outages of Facebook since October 11th, when the world’s most popular social network actually went belly up in several countries around the world.
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