The Meta owned platforms are down, forcing some users to log out. Some dispaly error messages.

    • Atelopus-zeteki
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      81 month ago

      So how’s the weather where you are? We’ve got a bright sunny day, tho’ it’s a bit chilly. And dang! The elm pollen has gotten an early start.

      • @PlexSheep@feddit.de
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        51 month ago

        It’s gotten cold again here too. I’m allergic against pollen, I’ve noticed it too. But on the plus side, the trees are starting to look beautiful.

        I’ve been learning Japanese for a little longer than a year now, this will be the first spring where I will really appreciate the cherry blossom/Sakura.

        This thread is now c/casualconversation

        • Atelopus-zeteki
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          21 month ago

          I’ve a friend, who introduced me to Plex, who is in Japan for Haru Matsuri. It sounds like it will be lovely.

      • @TransplantedSconie@lemm.ee
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        11 month ago

        Not bad, not great. Overcast skies with a rain shower that swept through about a hour ago. Chilly with highs in the low 40s but with the breeze right now it feels like 37°

        • Atelopus-zeteki
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          21 month ago

          Yeah, with the sunshine we’re a bit warmer. Sure could use some rain. Got some tulip leaves, garlics, and scalions coming up. Spring is on it’s way.

  • @Darkard@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    So, anyone wanna take a guess at what it is this time?

    My money is on a self-signed SSL certificate used in the back end somewhere expired. Some SAML setup or something that everyone forgot about.

    • yeehaw
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      191 month ago

      I didn’t even notice. Since I don’t use that trash.

  • @jordanlund@lemmy.worldM
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    101 month ago

    Not sure this qualifies as “World News”, it’s more “News” or “Technology”.

    But since the Meta platforms ARE more heavily used outside the United States, there is just enough of a thread there to keep it. ;)

      • @jordanlund@lemmy.worldM
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        41 month ago

        Well, they can access the Internet to get to Meta, they just don’t do much beyond that.

        It’s like the old AOL days, if you can get to AOL, you can do more than JUST AOL.

        • Hugucinogens
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          Not just that. Here in Greece, a decade ago at least, Facebook had a separate url (I think 0.facebook.com, instead of www.) which you could connect to even without having paid anything for mobile internet, completely free.

          Facebook had a deal with our national provider to keep that connection free, for the cheapest, student-targeting plans specifically.

          Many students, very often of junior high age, that had their own phones (not even necessarily smart phones), even when they didn’t have money for data, they were using Facebook. And only Facebook. Children growing up confusing “the internet” with Facebook, and being on it for loooong hours, even before we all got immersed in our phones 24/7

          I bet they’re doing something similar, making Facebook dirt cheap or free, to get poor nations hooked.

        • @elliot_crane@lemmy.world
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          41 month ago

          I don’t think you’re totally wrong but I know that WhatsApp, and Instagram to a lesser degree, are the primary means of communication for a massive number of people worldwide. I agree that it’s a problem for one organization to have that much of a critical mass insofar as being able to communicate with your friends and family effectively, but at the same time it’s not really feasible to try to uproot all of your loved ones and mass migrate to another service.

      • @Telodzrum@lemmy.world
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        21 month ago

        TBH, then it’s probably a good thing that it’s down. Facebook is responsible for military coups and ethnic cleansing campaigns around the world.

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    91 month ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    The three Meta-owned platforms aren’t working for many users, with the widespread outage seeming to start around 10AM ET.

    Facebook is logging users out of their accounts, leaving them unable to get back in.

    A similar Meta outage took place in 2021 when a configuration issue brought down access to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp for several hours.

    When opening the app on a mobile device, it displays an error message that says, “Sorry, something went wrong.

    Reports on DownDetector rapidly spiked for all three platforms this morning, while global network trackers NetBlocks noted the issue is affecting multiple countries at once.

    The Verge reached out to Meta for an update but didn’t immediately hear back.


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