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When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
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Whoopty
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1/28/2015 | 11:39:27 AM
People slowed down too
I think a lot of people 'slowed down' as well. There were certainly less people saying to me "did you see X on Facebook", for a couple of hours. It was quite refreshing!
IMjustinkern
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IMjustinkern,
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1/28/2015 | 4:56:15 PM
Re: People slowed down too
Yeah, I'd be curious to see the level in increased productivity during that same hour.
Ariella
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1/29/2015 | 8:24:04 AM
Re: People slowed down too
I have to say, I didn't even notice the outage. The hype from some pubications on this are akin to the hype we had about the snow storm in the northeast. It was said to be "historic" until it happened and proved to be just another snow storm.
Charlie Babcock
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1/28/2015 | 2:42:53 PM
Applicaton performance management just got harder
Enterprise application performance used to be about getting your application right. Now it's about getting your application and dozens of third party applications and services right. It's possible for third party code to be slowing down your site and you can't see it. Everything looks like it's functioning the way it's supposed to in-house.
jries921
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jries921,
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1/29/2015 | 2:41:00 PM
America Offline
I am amused by how little computing culture changes.  America Online went offline for over a day back in the late 1990s and caused all manner of business havoc.  I figure these sorts of problems are an excellent reason to avoid dependency on online services in the business realm (they might be nice, but they should never be a necessity).

 
nasimson
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nasimson,
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1/29/2015 | 9:45:03 PM
continue to put facebook name before their own?
Since Facebook rectified the issue within an hour and its last major outage was 5 years ago and lasted for 2.5 hours, this speaks volumes about facebook's reliability. Not a bad handling of situation I must say!

The only question worth exploring is: Will the brands like NIKE continue to put facebook name before theirs? That is will they promote nike.com or facebook.com/nike


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