Outage Tells Us A Lot
Last updated 10/13/2021 at 12:49pm
Editor’s note: The following guest editorial comes from CNHI newspaper, Traverse City Record-Eagle.
For some, Facebook’s hours-long outage last week felt like the world grinding to a halt.
The platform that sprouted from roots in the elite college campus dating scene has grown into a hub of modern digital life. It’s a place to connect with friends, sell used junk, spout off about politics, advertise to potential customers and store memories. The company owns a fleet of platforms that touch nearly every corner of our lives.
So, many viewed the outage caused by the company’s server...