I don’t have much to say about all of this, other than that I would probably, yes, be posting this on Facebook if it were affecting literally anything else in my known realm of existence.
Today Facebook killed itself. But its undead corpse will surely rise again.
The problem is some kind of colossal DNS snafu, which has, for all intents and purposes, temporarily caused
facebook.com to cease to exist.
Ah… the air somehow smells fresher today. The water tastes better. The sun shines brighter.
But I know it won’t last.
Anyway… today’s the day it happened. Here’s some more in-depth information from Ars Technica which hopefully will not disappear down the Memory Hole anytime soon.
Update: This Cloudflare blog post probably provides the definitive explanation of what happened.