Yesterday was crazy... let's talk about the largest social media outage we've ever seen!

Posted October 5, 2021 in
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Connor DeLaney

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original."

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As many of us are already aware, we experienced one of the largest and most impactful tech outages of all time. 

The Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp outage of 2021 impacted millions of individuals and businesses worldwide and sent shockwaves through the internet.

Given the massive reach of Facebook and it's associated platforms (larger than 3.5 billion people) it felt as if the world stopped for several hours to watch the chaos unfold. 

Here's what's on my mind:
  • How were you impacted by the outage? 
  • What lessons can be learned from an outage like this? 
  • How can businesses and individuals better prepare when something like this inevitably happens again in the future?
The article linked above does a nice job of capturing how the day unfolded and the response from the global community. Give it a read and share your thoughts!
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