This Slogging thread by beni mahat, Linh, Ellen, Hang, Katarina, Richard, and David occurred in hackernoon's official #random channel, and has been edited for readability.
Down in Colorado
Google reports FB is down 5.56% so far today
Twitter is trolling
And somehow it's stock is down more than Facebooks...
Maybe large outages just create a lack of faith in all tech companies? like whatever the opposite of a rising tide lifts all boats is...
lol Facebook and Instagram down today! 😲
Naturally most people flock to Twitter when this happens haha
anyways, how does Zuck feel about going down? lets check the screenplay https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_social_network/quotes?
Rakuten is up tho (Viber is Rakuten's brand). Saw someone on Twitter mentioning they're already seeing their contacts massively signing up today
hmmm what headlines surround "tech stocks" today? https://www.google.com/search?q=tech+stocks&newwindow=1&sxsrf=AOaemvJeoickwZTfHcim4RquDDsRlWs1Lw:1633376261281&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixzNnewLHzAhVSqJ4KHd_VC5YQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1297&bih=710&dpr=2
Slightly different, but overall downward trend
Curiouser and curiouser: https://www.privacyaffairs.com/facebook-data-sold-on-hacker-forum/
Hmm though they claim it's unrelated 🤔 "Clarification: This is completely unrelated to the global Facebook outage experienced on 4 October 2021."
Statement from Facebook's PR firm:
Correlation is not Causation! http://tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations
Had to call my service provider today, they legit have it programmed into their phone msgs and online chat, that it's not them, it's the companies.
Oh but this 😂
Wait, hold on, so what exactly is happening here? I is Fb under attack?
They're going to think we did it...
Ellen If you are looking for a serious answer, facebook, ig, messager, whatsapp (basically the whole mark zucc empire) is under a “global outage” right after the accusation of “constantly prioritizing profits”. it happens once in a while. i guess some dev just tryna introduce new code and the code has bugs :savage-joy:
But on the less serious note, yes, we did that. or twitter did that so people come to use them more
Well, I'm starting to realize what the topic of the pod will be. "HackerNoon shuts down Zucc empire with one article"
Ellen ok and if anything zuck sues us see you in court :savage-joy:
I’d say we’ve made it as a pod if we get even close to FB legals
^ was coming here to post something along those lines lmao
Now it all makes sense. Kanye is behind all of this, just to ride the viral wave 😂