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When Facebook Goes Down It Takes Big Chunks of the Internet With It

It’s not working for me. (Kvarki1, CC BY-SA)
It’s not working for me. (Kvarki1, CC BY-SA)

Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted – as it was recently when Facebook’s servers went down...


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