Yesterday was a bad day for MARK ZUCKERBERG. It all started Sunday night, when a former employee named Frances Haugendid an interview with “60 Minutes”, exposing all kinds of internal corruption at Facebook . . . Then, yesterday at about 11:30 A.M. Eastern, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger all went down . . . and didn’t return until the evening.
By 4 o’clock, they’d lost nearly $60 million in revenue . . . about $13 million per hour, or $220,000 a minute. And Zuckerberg saw his personal net worth decrease by about $7 BILLION.
It’s still not clear what caused the outage, but it appears to have been a problem with the Domain Name System, which translates website names into IP addresses that can be read by a computer.