Fakebook Down - Will Real Life Begin Soon?

 



Hello?

Helloooooooo?

Anyone there?


So it appears that Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are down. People tell me Twitter has been spotty as well. I'm not sure how trustworthy this article is, but it suggests the outage could be very serious:

"Even Facebook’s internal tools and communications platforms are out.

'No one can do any work,' New York Times tech reporter Ryan Mac wrote in a tweet. 'Several people I’ve talked to said this is the equivalent of a ‘snow day’ at the company.'

Internet sleuths quickly figured out it was an issue with Facebook’s DNS server, the infrastructure responsible for routing every user to Facebook’s location.

Journalist Brian Krebs confirmed that 'the DNS records that tell systems how to find Facebook.com or Instagram.com got withdrawn this morning from the global routing tables,' in a tweet. 'Can you imagine working at FB right now, when your email no longer works & all your internal FB-based tools fail?'"

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Oh, I'm sure they'll figure it out before too long. They always do. However...

I kid you not, a couple of weeks ago, as I was in mandatory self-isolation, I started writing a novel. I got through six whole chapters. The main theme? A theoretical scenario of the internet being cut off. What would happen? How would people survive? Would people start living again?

Maybe if I get handed another self-isolation period I can finish the book.

Or, maybe the book will write itself in real life before then...

We can hope, anyway.



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