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Last week was severely impacted by the Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp outage. So many people were asking, ‘How's that even possible?’ The outage also impacted businesses worldwide and left WhatsApp users unable to message.. Engineers had a particular vantage point about how small errors can have a cascading effect, which in this case impacted so much of the Internet for more than six hours.
When Facebook became unreachable, increased traffic hit Twitter, Signal and other messaging and social media platforms, which made them unstable for a while. This shows us how hard it is to scale-up if you get almost instant high traffic, and how we should assess cloud technologies to help us with rapid scaling.
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🏆 Weekly Highlights
- Everything you need to know about the Facebook outage
- How to build a cloud infrastructure
- Winning wasn’t enough — Apple appeals the Epic Games ruling
- With Facebook down, news sites traffic went up
- Ready for an order of...seaweed?
The Facebook team breaks down what went wrong.
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What did companies experience from the outside?
Even with the win, there’s a big change Apple didn’t like.
What best practices should you be using?
Not everyone lost out when Facebook went offline.
🌱 Sustainable Tech
Is this an unusual path to a better planet?
Can Klarna take on green initiatives alongside its fintech ambition?
💡 Get inspired
Rewire your thinking during the day to achieve more.
Catch up on the drama inside Facebook from this best seller by two New York Times reporters.
⚙ Tips & tricks
Stay closer together, even if you’re apart.
Does clickstream data analysis hold the key to more sales?
How can retailers find a more sustainable approach to manufacturing and logistics?
A team of tech experts discusses the fallout.
🎙️Quote of the week
“Facebook can't be down, can it?”
Director Of Engineering, and Tom Strickx, Edge Network Technical Lead, Cloudflare, as authored in Understanding how Facebook disappeared from the Internet.
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