The Aftermaths of Facebook’s Outage – People all over the world are still in shock with the outage that took a host of favorite social media platforms offline including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, just to mention a few.
There have been mixed feelings and reactions so far regarding the issue. Rumors have been going on around the place as to what really happened. But now that these platforms are now online, what’s the aftermath of Facebook’s outage?
The Aftermaths of Facebook’s Outage
Now that Facebook, one of the best if not the best social media platforms is now back online, what next? Facebook is more than just a social media platform to make friends and connect with friends and family. Over time since its inception it has evolved more, and in the process becoming one of the best online business platforms in the world.
Facebook is a place where businesses interact with themselves and customers alike. Many people make their living on the platform. So trying to get access to the platform but not being able to, caused a lot of stir both online and offline. In many regions of the world, many believed that their governments had something to do with it. But how true is this?
Facebook has already cleared the air on what caused the six-hour outage that took out Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Messenger, and Oculus offline. The company has even issued an apology to its users all over the globe regarding the issue.
How Long Did Facebook Outage Last?
The social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus are gradually coming back to normal after hours of global outage, an outage that lasted for six hours. The said outage began around 11:40 AM ET on Monday. This is the company’s worst outage since 2019.
What Was the Cause of Facebook’s Six-Hour Outage?
What was the cause of the six-hour outage? This was one of the frequently asked questions on the lips of every Facebook user and account holder all over the globe after the platform came back to normal. Facebook however has cleared the air on what happened that caused the blackout. But before then there have been rumors going on around.
Some persons actually thought it had something to do with their government shutting down the platforms. Some persons on the other hand actually thought it had something to do with the whistleblower and a whole lot more. A lot of persons as usual thought it was the work of a cyber-attack to get at users’ data.
But in recent development in a blog post on Monday night, Facebook said that the six-hour outage that took out its apps offline was a result of configuration changes to its routers and not a hack or any attempt to get user data. The explanation however did not give much in terms of details. In an official statement, Facebook said that “this disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt.”
Is Facebook Outage Related To Whistleblower?
After an interview with an alleged whistleblower known as Frances Haugen, a data scientist, the company Facebook defended itself immediately putting a statement out to the public. But that didn’t help Facebook as their stock took a severe hit on Monday following the revelations of the whistleblower.
And with the outage coming just a day after the revelations of the whistleblower, there are of course lots of question marks connecting both incidents. But however, with the official statement as to the cause of the outage by Facebook (Facebook down), it is clear that the outage has nothing to do with the whistleblower and its revelations.
Facebook’s Official Apology to Users and Account Holders
Is Facebook online now? Yes, the social media platforms and a host of other apps affected during the outage are now online and fully accessible. And in an official apology from CEO, Mark Zuckerberg says, “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today – I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.”
Facebook Loses $6 Billion in a Day after Epic Outage
After the disastrous outage on Monday, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth dropped by $6 billion as Facebook’s share price doped. The company’s stock was down by 5% after outages that also affected Instagram and WhatsApp. The company also saw $40 billion in market capitalization wiped out.