Small Crash For Facebook: Big Fall For The World!

Hangover weekend and Monday blues, the evil twins, are made better by connecting with loved ones at the end of the day. If not that, then scrolling through social media provides a brief reprieve. However, this stress outlet was nowhere to be found on October 5, 2021. On Monday the world had to suffer through the temporary shutdown of the social media giant, Facebook, and its subsidiaries, WhatsApp, Messenger, Oculus, and Instagram. Unable to access the websites and apps, people first blamed their internet and WIFI connection. It was later realized that the applications mentioned were facing a global outage. It turned out that a configuration change in the routers caused the services to crash. Competitor’s Heyday Users worldwide and many Facebook employees were inconvenienced. But...

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