Instagram down again, and up again. There seems to be a major bug that seem to have seeped in. Users are really frustrated, and the future looks very doubting now with social media giant Facebook and Instagram app creating cloud of uncertainty.
Facebook on Friday stated that its users around the world again had problems accessing its services for hours due to a tweak of its system, just days after a massive outage caused in a similar fashion.
“We fixed the issue, and everything should be back to normal now.”
Website trouble tracker DownDetector showed spikes in reports of problems accessing or using Facebook and its photo-centric Instagram network as well as Messenger and WhatsApp starting about three hours earlier.
Facebook attributed the trouble to a configuration change at its computing platform and said that it affected users of the social network and Instagram, Messenger and Workplace globally.
People flocked to Twitter to voice frustration about Instagram Down
“What’s up with Instagram?” read a tweet that included a picture of cartoon character Bart Simpson sitting in a corner in apparent punishment.
Instagram – It’s not even 4 days, it’s down again
“Problems with Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp AGAIN!” read a lament in a DownDetector chat forum.
Hundreds of millions of people were unable to access Facebook, and the Instagram down again or WhatsApp for more than six hours on Monday, underscoring the world’s reliance on platforms owned by the Silicon Valley giant.
In an apologetic blog post, Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure, said that day’s outage was caused by “configuration changes” on routers that coordinate network traffic between data centres.
Can any one break the monopoly of Facebook and Instagram?
Cyber experts think that problem boiled down to something called BGP, or Border Gateway Protocol — the system the internet uses to pick the quickest route to move packets of information around.
If this is something that users are left to face now and then it is time to move on to something more stable, or even open a window of opportunity for India to break this monopoly. Koo app showed the way to challenge Twitter. So, why not beat Facebook and instagram?