Major social media services are suffering outages today, further highlighting the importance of decentralised services. It’ll likely be a while before anyone figures out exactly Whatsappened, but security researcher Brian Krebs seems to think the following:
…the BGP routes serving Facebook’s authoritative DNS were withdrawn, rendering all Facebook domains inaccessible
Time will tell; meanwhile, we’ll carry on sharing memes, cat videos, and pictures of our breakfasts with all our followers via private, decentralised networks like Mastodon. Let us know if you want one too.