FYI Facebook Whatsapp Instagram are down

It’s a beautiful screw up, done in such immaculate fashion that you almost couldn’t make it worse on purpose. Like a disgruntled employee looking to cause as much damage as possible on the way out almost couldn’t do better.

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This stuff is good:

I will be fascinated to read an in-depth analysis someday for how the hell something like this could happen. I would not be sad if this outage is lengthy or permanent, though I know it won’t be, but I wonder how vulnerable the rest of the internet is. Maybe this is like where you punch through the dry-wall and discover that your house is mostly held up by termites and dry-rot.

They’ll get to that reset. As soon as they can break a few doors down.

Isn’t this like how Westworld happens?

I heard people saying that Facebook DNS registrations disappeared, that their entire host of BGP servers just vanished (thus cutting out nearly all routes to their servers)… hard to know what’s true and what’s not, but it makes one wonder if this is all a big accident, or an orchestrated attack.

When in doubt, go with stupid.

It’s like the Stone Age over there

It sure seems like a coordinated attack more than a screw up given the timing today right after all of 60 Minutes revelations.

If it’s an attack, instead of retaliation, can we offer the attacker a Nobel Peace Prize?

I would have liked some time to scrape some photos and stuff off there before it got whacked, but otherwise I’m not shedding any Facebook tears today.

It is a tossup although I usually go with “Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.” It has been my goto explanation ever since I brought my entire application support team in early to support a major system implementation only to send them all home when the database conversion had to be backed out because the conversion team had converted test data instead if the real thing.

If Twitter is still up, there’s no cause for celebration.

Have they tried turning it off and on again?

Twitter is suffering from the demand increase.

they did the first part, but turning it off locked all the doors and they can’t turn it back on.