May 6, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

In a single word, no, but for millions of users across the globe the great blackout of 19/6 will go down in infamy. Ok not likely, but a Twitterstorm erupted on Thursday night when users were confronted with this very strange sight:

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Reports suggest that most of the globe has been denied access to the site including those in the UK, Australia, France, India and New Zealand.

The major outage that has hit both its website and smartphone as well as tablet apps. Meanwhile the Guardian was providing a live stream of the outage (no seriously)

( Reports suggest the tech giant makes about 8,800 ($15,000) in revenue every 60 seconds.

This would suggest the latest outage lasting just 30 minutes cost the company almost 300,000 ($500,000). reported the following:

On Twitter the hastag #facebookdown was trending, with users saying it appeared to be down from between 20 and 40 minutes.

Facebook has not made any comment on the outage.

It is not the first time Facebook has crashed. It crashed in June 2013, and also on September 24 2010 the site was out of action for over two and a half hours.

Facebook, the vast, online, global web of family, friends and contacts, is worth US$165 billion (NZ$190b) at last count and with global revenues in the first quarter of the current financial year of US$2.5b.

Here were some of our favourite tweets:











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