Facebook was down for hours in some regions across the world. Apparently, this is a great pain for hardcore Facebook users. But I say, thanks to whatever created the problem. As Facebook was inaccessible, people must have spent time working on something else rather than useless Facebooking. Who knows, probably thousands of people paid attention to their work/study during the Facebook downtime which ultimately leads us — well, at least me — to think that Facebook kills our valuable time and productivity (or we use Facebook to kill them?).
When Facebook was inaccessible from Bangladesh, most people thought that the government banned it again. However, this was not true. I looked for what service monitoring services such as DownRightNow says, and here it was: “Current Status – Likely Service Disruption.” I was sure that this was not a problem only in Bangladesh when my friend Gini Williams asked me if I was able to log in to Facebook. She lives in New York. So, I understood the problem was global.
The status history of downrightnow also shows us that the service was encountering disruptions since past 3 to 6 hours (while widespread service disruption was 3 hours ahead of 1.23 am, September 23 (GMT +6). A little later, Mashable published a story from what I came to know that it was really a widespread problem; not only in Bangladesh.
While I’m writing this post, Facebook is back. The service was unavailable for about two hours. While Facebook was down, I was thinking of my regular facebook friends. What were they doing? They must have been either sleeping or putting time on studies, works or whatever else they would do if Facebook didn’t exist. That’s when this thought came to my mind.
Certainly, if there was no Facebook, communication might have been a little narrower, but people across the world would be able to make the best use of their time (pointing at Facebook freaks who can’t live without facebook for any single day).
You can take this post as a random thought. The thought that Facebook is killing our time or we are using Facebook to kill our time popped up when I saw my friends were not on Facebook and probably were off to works or studies.
What do you think of this? Do you excessively use Facebook or use moderately just for regular communication purpose? (Spending dozens of hours in farming and mafia war cannot be a communication purpose, for your information 😐 ).