Code 10: #FacebookDown

If you have Facebook then you probably have been getting this error message all day when attempting to log in. The social media network which also owns other platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp went down this morning at about 11:30AM EST and as of now — is still down.

Currently the time is 5:03PM EST.

For me, it’s not a huge deal since I use social media socially and not to make money, but what about all the business owners and influencers who use Facebook & Instagram in particular to sell their products and services? I guess that’s just a whole day of sales down the drain and that’s gotta suck. Facebook says it’s “sorry” for the inconvenience. There are millions if not billions of dollars tied into social media. It’s influence is worldwide massive.

As of yet Facebook has not identified the cause of the outage but they have admitted that the outage is pretty much worldwide. I guess we will see when it comes back up and how long that will be. Although almost all of the social media platforms have experienced outages, usually not for more than a couple of hours. Definitely not a whole business day. I was questioning it after a couple of hours so I went over to old faithful Twitter to investigate what the heck was going on. By then #FacebookDown was trending so I knew it wasn’t just my WiFi acting up.

What did you do all day to entertain yourself online? Do you have other social media networks outside of Facebook, IG & WhatsApp?

Of course Twitter, like with anything else, made a joke out of the outage.

Rapper Lil Boosie who has had a sordid past with the social media giant, became a trending topic inadvertently. Over the years Boosie has had multiple IG pages deleted mostly due to his own ghetto antics, yet he blames Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of the media conglomerates as racially profiling him. Looks like Boosie got his revenge today, if only for a day.

Google And Facebook Battling Terrorist Groups Online

 
For years, Islamic terror groups like ISIS and their followers have used the Internet and social media to recruit and spread propaganda, but now the tech giants are exploring new ways to fight back. 

Google’s Alphabet parent company GOOG has partnered with Facebook FB and Twitter TWTR to sponsor three experiments that will use videos to counter terrorist propaganda spread on their sites, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The anti-terror ads target Muslim teens and young adults with different kinds of anti-radical messaging to see which works best at diffusing disaffected people before they’re radicalized.

Twitter confirms the projects have been in the works since late 2013.

“We partnered with respected organizations such as People Against Violent Extremism (PAVE) and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to empower credible non-governmental voices against violent extremism,” Twitter spokesperson Nu Wexler tells Fortune. “We also attended government-convened summits on [common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE)] hosted by the White House, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, the UK government, the French prime minister, the European Commission, and the United Nations.”

Read the entire article on Fortune Magazine, here

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Checks Employees For Crossing Out Black Lives Matter Signs

GOOD BLACK NEWS

facebook chalk wall wall at Facebook (photo via money.cnn.com)

article by Hope King via money.cnn.com

Mark Zuckerberg has always encouraged Facebook employees to think for themselves, but one issue is trying his patience.

People have been crossing out “black lives matter” on the walls of Facebook‘s headquarters and writing “all lives matter.”

The founder and CEO addressed the issue at a company-wide Q&A session last week. But it didn’t stop. Zuckerberg wrote a strongly worded memo to employees earlier this week about “several recent instances.”

In his note, the Facebook (FBTech30) CEO seemed frustrated by the fact that the act has continued, despite making it clear in the past that it was “unacceptable.”

“I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before,” Zuckerberg wrote. “But after my communication I now consider this malicious as well …This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the black community and really…

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Ferguson Woman Robbed & Killed By Man She Met On Facebook 

  

SMH!

This is exactly why I don’t date or even entertain men from the Internet. Life has enough “everyday crazies” to contend with.

Internet dating is so complex because social media allows a person to be whomever they want to be — or not be.

This beautiful young mother was savagely robbed & murdered after meeting a man on Facebook and inviting him to her home, assumingly, for paid sex. 

According to Pix11.com:

Police have charged a 20-year-old man with the grisly murder of a single mother he met on Facebook.

Greer and Bradford met on Facebook and arranged to meet for sex in exchange for money, according to St. Louis County Police.

A relative found Bradford’s naked body face down in a pool of blood. She was killed by a single gunshot to the back of the head. Police also found traces of semen on Bradford’s body.

Greer had been identified by a witness who saw him entering the apartment complex.

Family members say Bradford was an aspiring nurse and mother of a 6-year-old girl. They say they’re glad her daughter wasn’t home at the time of the murder.

Greer is being held on $1 million cash only bond.

Facebook Shuts Down Account Of Vietnamese Man Named Phuc Dat Bich

 

An Australian man of Vietnamese descent has had his Facebook account shut down several times because of his name: Phuc Dat Bich. Photo: Facebook

 
Lol! 

Here’s a little comic relief on a Friday! 

This is one of the main reasons that I randomly activate & deactivate my Facebook page. I find it be extremely intrusive & monitored & the fact that they want all your personal info (& your first born) is a little weird for a social media account. I mean one day they will want your social security number. But I digress.

I remember once trying to add ‘Coke’ to my screen name and immediately my “request was “denied”. I remember thinking there must be some nerdy geek Facebook guy trolling screen names?!  Clearly there might be! 

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Via Fox5NY — A Facebook post by a man named Phuc Dat Bich (pronounced “Phoo Da Bic”) has gone viral. The Australian of Vietnamese descent says his account has been shutdown several times by the social media site. The issue appears to be centered on his name.

 
According to Bich, 23, Facebook accuses him of having a “false and misleading” name.

 
Bich even posted a photo of his passport that showed his full name.  

 
Earlier this year, Bich wrote:

 
“I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it.”

 
The post went viral Friday after a newspaper in Australia got wind of the issue.

 
Bich appeared to be back on Facebook after he re-posted a link to the article.