Facing without Facebook

August 1, 2007 at 9:21 am (Facebook)

So Facebook went into meltdown mode yesterday. Confusion, panic, chaos, disorder…people were going crazy.
For me the scariest bit was we could see into other people’s inboxes, which means they could see into ours.
But for others, the scariest bit was they couldn’t communicate with anyone – as if their tongues had been cut out.
I find this Facebok meltdown very amusing (apart from the privacy issues) and have realised again cyber communication has it’s place but we won’t die if it doesn’t work.
And yes, *gasp*, Facebook was down but the world did not come to an end…



  1. Facebook Fan said,

    We received hundreds of emails all day requesting help and information on this topic. Seems like profiles were being entered by anyone, and inboxes being visible by users, and not only owners. We blogged about it here: http://facebook.co.za/2007/07/31/be-aware-facebook-security-problems/

  2. madamm said,

    Facebook had a meltdown??
    Mrs M tries exceptionally hard not to laugh out loud.

  3. Toby Hanks said,

    Ja Mrs M – it was manic! Hee, hee. It was actually quite funny.
    Facebook fan, it seems all is well now again. Hopefully it won’t happen again soon!

  4. Louisa said,

    I have to admit that initially I thought it was bloody telkom again…I was in the process of writing them a suitably scathing e-mail when I got wind of the real reason.

    Note to self: empty the ol’ facebook inbox now and then… 😉 though I have no idea who would want to snoop in my stuff anyway, I’m such an open book.

  5. Toby Hanks said,

    You’d be surprised who would want to snoop Louisa – people are voyeurs. Doesn’t matter if you don’t know the person or if it’s your colleague. But you’re right, emptying the inbox now and then is not a bad idea at all.

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