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Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up for rival apps

Facebook's calamitous global outage, which also affected Messenger and WhatsApp, apparently prompted tens of millions of users to seek out rival apps.
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Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up to rival apps

Facebook's calamitous global outage, which also affected Messenger and WhatsApp, apparently prompted tens of millions of users to seek out rival apps.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Signal, Messaging Apps




"If you ask a young person, it’s something you deal with on a daily basis....You don’t need this research to tell you this."

Said Vicki Harrison, director of the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing at Stanford, quoted at "Teenage girls say Instagram’s mental health impacts are no surprise" (NYT).  Who needs research? You see what's happening out there, what the kids are saying. It fits so well with what you already intuited.  But there was some "internal research" at Facebook, revealed in the documents the whistle-blower, Frances Haugen, disclosed, supposedly showing that "Instagram made body-image issue...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Instagram, Law, Stanford, Teenagers, Wall Street Journal, Ann Althouse, Vicki Harrison, Frances Haugen, Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, Teen Girls Company Documents Show Its


Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Testifies On Capitol Hill; Tells Senators ‘We Must Act Now’

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Experts say it's 'theoretically possible' the Facebook outage was connected to a whistleblower's bombshell claims against the company - but not likely

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to senate committee Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Hours after an interview with a Facebook whistleblower aired, the firm suffered a widespread outage. Experts told Insider the two events likely aren't connected and are merely a "coincidence." But they also said it's "theoretically possible," and hackers could have attacked to "make a point." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook and its carousel of apps suffered a...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Social Media, Cbs, Tech Companies, Outage, Lloyd, Das, Tech Insider, Ryan Lloyd, Adam Mosseri, Haugen, Matt McClain


Facebook's week of scandals has made it easier than ever to argue for its downfall - here's why the whistleblower still thinks it shouldn't be broken up

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to senate committee Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Facebook's chaotic outage Monday revealed its outsized grip on users around the world. The next day, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to US lawmakers after leaking internal documents. Here's why the whistleblower doesn't Facebook should be broken up. See more stories on Insider's business page. The past two days have provided nothing but ammo for Facebook critics. On M...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Antitrust, Whistleblower, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Instagram Facebook, Facebook WhatsApp, Big Tech, Tech Insider


For some influencers, yesterday's Facebook outage was a snow day. Others almost lost thousands in brand deals

For some influencers, the outage hurt their bottom line. But for others, it was a welcomed snow-day from online life. Tori Mistick On Monday, Facebook experienced a mass outage that rendered its apps unusable for over five hours. Social media influencers, who rely on Instagram and Facebook for income, were notably impacted. Some said they enjoyed their time off while others said the outage posed a serious threat to her earnings. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Monday, F...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Contributor, Influencer, Tech Insider, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, Tiktok, Facebook Outage, Contributor 2021, Tori Mistick, Santosh Janardhan Facebook, Brittany DiCapua


Facebook down! 4 ways to be ready next time

How did Facebook's outage affect those industries that run ads and use its reach to empower marketing campaigns? Here's how the real estate industry can be better prepared next time.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Service, Whatsapp, Radio, CRM, Digital Advertising, Service Providers, Select, Print Advertising, PROPtech, Marketing Partners


My morning routine isn’t guru approved – and that’s what makes it perfect for me

God, can we please stop with guilting people over the morning pages, the journaling, the meditation, the drinking 18 gallons of mint-infused water, and the yoga? If you want to do those, GREAT! But you don’t have to. My rules for the perfect morning: No, you don’t need to meditate to be successful!No, you don’t need to journal or do yoga.It’s OK to check Instagram first thing in the morning. (I do.)If it’s not on your calendar, it doesn’t existYou decide your Rich Life, including your m...
Tags: Productivity, Instagram, Marketing, Personal Development, Ramit Sethi, Tim Ferriss, Live Your Rich Life


Outside the Garden

After a visit to the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens I made a visit to the nearby Red Wheelbarrow bookstore. I try not to buy books as I am busy trying to pare down my book collection but, what the heck, I bought two. I will give them to friends when I’m finished. Nearby is the charming 13, owned by a Southern American. I was going to sit inside but it was too noisy and hot so I sat outside under an umbrella and enjoyed the very nice day. My very good salad-spinach, grilled...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Senate, Paris, Salad, Pan, Luxembourg Gardens, Restaurant 13


Introducing, Selma Blair: Release Date, Trailer, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Actress Selma Blair was first introduced to the world as the one-episode love interest, Penelope Ghiruto, for Big Pete on the Nickelodeon series "The Adventures of Pete and Pete." She'd spend the next three years auditioning and playing small roles in big projects or big roles in small projects until everything changed when she w...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Selma Blair, Nickelodeon, Blair, Pete, New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano, Rachel Fleit, Fleit, Penelope Ghiruto


How to change the Instagram icon on an iPhone or Android and customize the app's appearance on your home screen

You don't have to have the default Instagram app icon on your phone's home screen. Photothek/Getty Images If you want to change the Instagram icon on your mobile device, there's one way to do it on an iPhone or iPad, and a couple methods on Android. You can use the Shortcuts app for iOS or iPadOS to create a custom icon for Instagram. If you want a custom Instagram icon for Android, you can install an icon-changing app or a launcher. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, App Icons, Social Media (Reference


Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott shares recovery photo on Instagram

Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott has taken to social media to share a recovery update following his injury last month. Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott suffers injury blow Liverpool faced off with Leeds United in a Premier League clash in September.Harvey Elliott would be handed his 3rd successive league start for the Reds after an impressive start to the season.Unfortunately for the midfielder, he would pick up a nasty-looking injury at the hands of Leeds’ Pascal Struijk.The Leeds man has since ap...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Leeds United, Jurgen Klopp, Reds, Elliott, Carragher, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Pascal Struijk, Paul Gorst, Leeds Pascal Struijk The Leeds, Origi Barcelona


The most important moments from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony: 'The buck stops with Mark'

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress Tuesday. The hearing comes after she leaked internal documents showing the company's controversial practices. She testified that Facebook prioritized profits over stopping ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Trends, Social Media, Capitol Hill, MSI, Wall Street Journal, Tech Companies, Mark, Richard Blumenthal


WhatsApp/Instagram: 'I lost 50% of sales due to the social media outage'

Kafui Adzah's restaurant in Ghana saw a 50% fall in orders when WhatsApp and Instagram crashed.
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Senator says Facebook will 'haunt a generation' and blasts Mark Zuckerberg for going sailing during whistleblower hearing

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. Blumenthal said Facebook's inaction on Instagram's effect on teens will "haunt a generation." "Zuckerberg's new policy is no apologies, no admissions, no acknowledgement," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Connecticut, Silicon Valley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, San Francisco Chronicle, Duke Ellington


How China's most mysterious billion-dollar company, Shein, won over US teens and became TikTok's most-hyped fashion brand

Shein has become a huge hit with young fashion lovers. Instagram/Shein Shein is now the largest online-only fashion company in the world, according to Euromonitor. The brand undercuts rivals on price and often adds thousands of new styles to its website daily. It uses aggressive social media marketing to win over young shoppers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein overtook Amazon this year to become the most downloaded shopping app in th...
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Facebook and Instagram outage: How did it affect influencers?

Influencers react to Monday's social media outage.
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Instagram Combines IGTV, Feed Videos Into Single Format, Instagram Video

Instagram is combining its standard feed videos and IGTV long-form fare into a single format, Instagram Video, with all content to be accessible via a new Video tab on profiles. As part of the update, IGTV ads were renamed Instagram in-stream video ads. Creators can still monetize long-form content, while brands can use the format...
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US Lawmakers Demand Facebook Probes; Whistleblower Says Children Harmed

U.S. lawmakers pounded Facebook on Tuesday, accusing CEO Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user safety and they demanded regulators investigate whistleblower accusations that the social media company harms children and stokes divisions. Reuters: Coming a day after Facebook and its units including Instagram suffered a major outage, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified in a congressional hearing that "for more than five hours Facebook wasn't used to deepen ...
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The most important moments from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will testify before Congress Tuesday. The hearing comes after she leaked internal documents showing the company's controversial practices. She's expected to testify that Facebook prioritized pro...
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Instagram "actively promotes" accounts encouraging teen eating disorders

Instagram has acknowledged to CNN that it promoted accounts glorifying extreme dieting and eating disorders, the channel reports, and admitted that it should not have done so. The extreme dieting accounts were promoted to an Instagram account set up by Sen. — Read the rest
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A simple explanation of Facebook's massive outage and why it took so long to fix

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook said changes to its "backbone routers" caused Monday's widespread outage. Facebook said it had "no evidence that user data was compromised" as a result of the outage. The global outage impacted all of Facebook's apps and even internal communications. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook published a blog post late Monday attributing its hours-long global outage to a "faulty configuration change" to...
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Facebook's whistleblower is testifying before Congress - here are the most important moments so far

Whistleblower Frances Haugen in a 60 Minutes interview on October 3 said that Facebook had not done enough to halt the spread of misinformation. CBS News Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will testify before Congress Tuesday. The hearing comes after she leaked internal documents showing the company's controversial practices. She's expected to testify that Facebook prioritized profits over stopping extremism and division. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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Get the Look: STELLA MCCARTNEY + Pat McGrath Labs! — for S/S 2022 !!

GET THE LOOK: PAT McGRATH LABS x STELLA McCARTNEY SS22   Inspiration: STELLA SS22 introduces a season of transition with an innocent approach to mixing sporty pieces, masculinity, vibrancy and flow. While delving into the future of fashion, the makeup is subtle yet powerful. –The skin is brilliantly glowing and luminous with Skin Fetish: Sublime […] The post Get the Look: STELLA MCCARTNEY + Pat McGrath Labs! — for S/S 2022 !! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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When Facebook and Instagram went dark, small businesses realized they're at the mercy of an almighty landlord who they're 'just renting space' from

For businesses that rely on social media sites, outages are a nightmare. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When Facebook and Instagram crashed yesterday, business stopped for many online entrepreneurs. Social media has become a boon for businesses, allowing them to build customer bases and sales. But experts advise these outfits to diversify beyond relying solely on big tech platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Facebook and Instagram go dark, is your business really ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Small Business, Trends, Reddit, Retail, Illinois, Facebook Live, Outage, Facebook Instagram, Sánchez, Cawley, Michael Sanchez, Adam Mosseri, Facebook Marketplace, Jon Elder


Facebook stock has 23% upside as headline risk is priced in and 3 billion users continue to flock to the platform, Morningstar says

Jirapong Manustrong/Shutterstock Facebook stock has 23% upside as headline risk is priced in, Morningstar said Tuesday. Morningstar says the fair value of Facebook stock is $407. There is one key threat Morningstar sees for the stock: Instagram's negative impact on young girls. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Facebook stock still has a 23% upside even as headline risks continue to pummel the social media giant, from the recent investigative se...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Chicago, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Morningstar, Cambridge Analytica, Isabelle Lee, Opening Bell Facebook, Frances Haugen, Jirapong Manustrong Shutterstock Facebook


10 things in tech you need to know today

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook had a rough day yesterday. Following whistleblower Frances Haugen's interview on 60 Minutes (watch a clip here), Mark Zuckerberg's net worth took a nosedive, dipping by $7 billion in a matter of hours. What's behind the nosedive: A ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, China, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Alibaba, Jeff Bezos, Owen Wilson


Facebook’s global outage adds to its many recent woes | First Thing

Billions of users found Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp inaccessible, prompting a company apology. Plus, the world according to Stevie Van ZandtGood morning.Facebook had a terrible day on Monday. The social media company experienced one of the worst outages in its history, leaving users around the world unable to access its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours.What did Mark Zuckerberg say about the outage? He apologized on Facebook once the website was back online, but...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US news, Associated Press, Facebook Instagram, Haugen, Stevie Van ZandtGood, Sara Tartof



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