While Western humanity is increasingly dependent on social media platforms, in the last year the great falls of this platform have become more common, without the giant owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of convincing explanations.
Since 10:00 in the morning of this Thursday, which in the United States is Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving, Instagram and Facebook platforms have fallen, causing inconveniences to hundreds of millions of users worldwide; and to companies that have content strategies this way.
Since last year to date Facebook has suffered at least four major falls. On March 14, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a fall that lasted for more than 24 hours.
A statement in which he pointed out the reason for the problem resulting from a «change in server configuration that triggered a series of cascading problems.»
In October of this year, the three networks were inactive for several hours. According to Mark Zuckerberg, part of the problems is because Facebook has been working on integrating applications even more.
There were also falls in April and July in addition to a previous one in November 2018.
According to a report from the website that detects complaints and reports for services that have crashed. From 2017 to 2019 the problems in Facebook applications have increased by 281% in the last year, mainly Facebook and Instagram.
Senior vice president of strategy for the software and consulting firm Pivotal, told Business Insider: «We have never done this before. We have been operating all of these services on a scale where each of these companies has never operated.»
«So this year, almost all major web services are bigger than ever, perhaps by an order of magnitude.
«At a high level, I try to have a bit of humility for the industry. It’s not that this is a problem solved … we’ve never had such a big website before.»