Facebook crash. Hegemon turned over on a banana peel
Even the biggest failure in Facebook’s history, which coincided with the incriminating testimony of its former employee before the US Senate, did not cause great damage to the Internet juggernaut. A few hours of downtime could cost the company up to $ 140 million, but these are nuts compared to its daily income. Does this mean Facebook is immortal?
“Mark Zuckerberg should try to unplug Facebook and turn it back on,” wrote American lawyer Derrick Johnson on Twitter. “We welcome absolutely everyone,” said Twitter itself. The largest Facebook failure in history, which caused the world’s most popular social media to disappear from the Internet for almost seven hours, was a joke for thousands of users. Especially when it turned out that the problem – resulting from a trivial error of network administrators – even blocked the internal systems of the company itself, preventing its operators from entering the server room. Nothing amuses you like the compromising mishap of someone powerful. Mark Zuckerberg might as well slip on a banana peel in public.
The Schadenfreude, however, seemed to be lined with something deeper. Facebook has soaked through all aspects of our societies to such an extent that it was only when it was gone that it turned out what it gave us. What does it take.
– I sensed something strange – tells us prof. Mark Whitehead of the University of Aberystwyth, who has been researching why people are quitting social media for several years. – When Facebook collapsed, many acted as if they almost wished he would never come back because it would be an opportunity to start all over again.
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