Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus all went offline for users across the globe around 7:40 am PT.
By News Desk
What is the cause for the media giant longest outages? According to WIRED, it’s something called BGP routing. Other factors could come to play:
Facebook itself has not confirmed the root cause of its woes, but clues abound on the internet. The company’s family of apps effectively fell off the face of the internet at 11:40 am ET, according to when its ‘Domain Name System’ records became unreachable. DNS is often referred to as the internet’s phone book; it’s what translates the host names you type into a URL tab—like facebook.com—into IP addresses, which is where those sites live.
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Productivity went up?
Here are some of the funniest comments and memes from the internet:
with instagram down, influencers are going to have to go door to door making teenage girls feel like sh** about themselves
~ Erin Amok Amok Amok Ryan (@morninggloria) October 4, 2021
if facebook is down where will I get medical advice from a man sitting in a truck
~ Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) October 4, 2021
Since Facebook went down, my aunt has stopped by my house four different times to hand me a printout of a poorly photoshopped meme created by her local radio station.
— Jeff (@usedwigs) October 4, 2021
Everyone showing up to @Twitter today while @Facebook @instagram @WhatsApp are down like… pic.twitter.com/SGtr722FAo
~ Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 4, 2021
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