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Facebook's outage triggered outages of many other services. How can we become less dependent on FB? The answer is interoperability, so that people can reach each other across different platforms. Another good reason for an interoperability obligation of core services in the .

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@marcel_kolaja
The fact that facebook is back up proves that we live in the darkest timeline.

@marcel_kolaja Not that I don't agree in principle, but some of the other services were affected simply because the outage generated so much secondary traffic:

"... in part because end-users also won't take an error for an answer and start reloading the pages, or killing and relaunching their apps, sometimes also aggressively.
... DNS resolvers worldwide handling 30x more queries than usual and potentially causing latency and timeout issues to other platforms."

blog.cloudflare.com/october-20.

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