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Newsmaker of the Week: What’s Next for Facebook?

Saying that Facebook, the US-based social media corporation, has had a bad week is an understatement. The company, owned and led by tech legend Mark Zuckerberg, began the week on a direly sour note after its group of social media...

How AI Can Predict Website Outages Before They Happen

Facebook’s recent outage highlights the need for intelligent IT solutions that reduce downtime and prevent incidents before they happen, according to JSE-listed telecommunications and information technology Altron. "By incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), IT operations can observe, act and learn without...

What Happened to MXit? SA’s Own Super-Popular Chat App

South Africa's communications minister said today that this week's massive social media outage of Facebook Inc. apps including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook itself, serves as a reminder that governments around the world can do more to support the development...

Social Media Users in Africa React to WhatsApp & Facebook Outages

Last evening, millions of people across Africa went to their usual social media platforms only to have their apps load endlessly. Was it the signal? Did they steal the tower cables? No -- Facebook and its platforms, including some...

What Actually Caused the Massive 6-Hour Facebook Apps Outage?

Yesterday Facebook and its apps WhatsApp and Instagram, amongst the most popular apps used by mankind, all went down across a massive period of nearly 6 hours. During the period users were not able to access any of the platforms,...

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram Struggle with Worldwide Outages

Users trying to download any type of media on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram - you might struggle to get it on your device. This is according to Gadgets Africa, who state that users around the world reported that platforms owned...

Facebook is Suffering Amidst Huge Spike in Traffic

Facebook is struggling under a massive spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says the company in a blog post on Tuesday. The majority of this new usage is concentrated on private messaging and video...

Social media trifecta down worldwide

On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, the world of social media was rocked by rolling ‘outages’ across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. According to DownDetector, thousands of businesses and individual users, from all around the world, were reporting issues regarding the...

Facebook denies social network hack

On 27 January 2015 social networking platforms Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffered an hour long outage. The outage resulted in Facebook and Instagram users within Africa, as well as the rest of the world, being unable to connect to...

Facebook & Instagram go down

Social media users across the African continent, as well as the rest of the world, have been trying to connect to popular social media services - Facebook and Instagram. While the WhatsApp service is still running, the reasons behind...
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