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#2979957 - 03/13/19 10:53 AM OT Facebook Seems Broken Today
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IOW, you're welcome. :bows:


Edited by Joe Muscara (03/13/19 10:57 AM)
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#2979959 - 03/13/19 11:04 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Please keep up the good work.

Could I pay or donate to have FB permanently broken ?
[ has nothing to do with the app on my devices or bookmarked or having a login].
wink


Edited by GregC (03/13/19 11:06 AM)
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#2979962 - 03/13/19 11:15 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: GregC]
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You're my hero, Joe.
Thanks.
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#2979963 - 03/13/19 11:20 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: ChiefDanG]
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Ok, so it's not just me. Instagram is also off. I was worried cause I just switched internet providers and was supposed to be getting better service.
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#2979965 - 03/13/19 11:28 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Joe broken the internet...

again. rolleyes

For that, you should buy us all a beer.

Thanks Joe! cool
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#2979966 - 03/13/19 11:34 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
Ok, so it's not just me. Instagram is also off. I was worried cause I just switched internet providers and was supposed to be getting better service.


Some would argue you are. wink
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#2979967 - 03/13/19 11:36 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Sven Golly]
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Someone must have shared a pic of Kim Kardashian's butt again......it doesn't break it exactly, but it DOES cramp it up for a couple days.....

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#2979970 - 03/13/19 11:49 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: ITGITC?]
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Originally Posted By: area51recording
Someone must have
I will not give away my secrets. How I broke it is not your concern.

Originally Posted By: ITGITC?

Joe broken the internet...

again. rolleyes

For that, you should buy us all a beer.

Thanks Joe! cool

Dude, I did you the favor. Buy me the beer!!!
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#2979972 - 03/13/19 12:05 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Was fine for me earlier today. Down now.

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#2979975 - 03/13/19 12:09 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: RABid]
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Messenger is also down.
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#2979976 - 03/13/19 12:10 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
Originally Posted By: area51recording
Someone must have
I will not give away my secrets. How I broke it is not your concern.

Originally Posted By: ITGITC?

Joe broken the internet...

again. rolleyes

For that, you should buy us all a beer.

Thanks Joe! cool

Dude, I did you the favor. Buy me the beer!!!


Dammit, Joe! YOU'RE the one who gets your photo made by Google's SnitchMobile... Walkin' 'round town blurring up your face. Whassup wit dat?

Sure I'll buy you a beer. My place or yours? cheers

Tommy cool
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#2979978 - 03/13/19 12:16 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: ITGITC?]
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Originally Posted By: ITGITC?
Sure I'll buy you a beer. My place or yours? cheers

Tommy cool

This time mine. I'll meet you in between next time. cheers
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#2979988 - 03/13/19 01:15 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Joe Muscara]
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It's definitely having issues.

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#2979989 - 03/13/19 01:20 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
It's definitely having issues.
It always does, what does that have to do with it being down? grin
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#2979991 - 03/13/19 01:25 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
It's definitely having issues.
It always does, what does that have to do with it being down? grin


there's a story about Zuck having a secret ' escape chute' in his office.

Maybe he took a ride and lost his keycard which prevents entry to the building.
Could have caused a 'where's Mark panic' - in a good way
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#2980025 - 03/13/19 06:29 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: GregC]
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And it's still down - apparently one of the longest downtimes ever for them. We may see an influx of contributions here grin
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#2980026 - 03/13/19 06:38 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: nursers]
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Hasn't been down here, but on more than one occasion it was not able to get my post through.

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#2980040 - 03/13/19 09:30 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: The Real MC]
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Best thing that ever happened to it.

To this day I have never had a FB account.

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#2980045 - 03/13/19 11:11 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Marzzz]
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Thought about how this temporary, partial malfunction affected me. Started extrapolating how a complete loss of internet/digital device connectivity would affect me. Realized how scary that was, stopped thinking about it and started drinking.

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#2980061 - 03/14/19 06:29 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Marzzz]
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Originally Posted By: Marzzz
Best thing that ever happened to it.

To this day I have never had a FB account.


I think some folks have gone nutso over social media. Similar to other online
or off line addictions.

FB is back. The stock price has dropped to $169 per share. I look at stock price
as an indicator of future viability.
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#2980096 - 03/14/19 09:51 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: GregC]
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Originally Posted By: GregC
Originally Posted By: Marzzz
Best thing that ever happened to it.

To this day I have never had a FB account.


I think some folks have gone nutso over social media. Similar to other online
or off line addictions.

FB is back. The stock price has dropped to $169 per share. I look at stock price
as an indicator of future viability.


What I don't get is the people who seem to set up accounts to just open their big mouths. Twitter is just as bad.

That said, Facebook is very useful for keeping in contact with people after you've moved a long ways away. That's what I use it for. Some of them are only on Instagram too. So I have an account there. But I don't use it for much otherwise. Just to keep up with old friends who I maybe can't reach by phone or email.
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#2980113 - 03/14/19 12:16 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Mighty Motif Max]
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Through Facebook, I've found MANY gigs,friends (who are relevant to the music industry), job leads (for myself and friends), and so on and so forth. Even the old sucky 'MySpace' was extremely useful for me. This is all on top of keeping in touch with old friends...etc. I also manage my choir rehearsals/activities through Facebook messanger. It works really well!

As far as making public posts on my own timeline, I make one post every other year.
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#2980116 - 03/14/19 12:30 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Marzzz]
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Originally Posted By: Marzzz
Best thing that ever happened to it.

To this day I have never had a FB account.


If you run a band it really helps and it's free advertising. You use it, don't let it use you.
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#2980120 - 03/14/19 12:56 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Outkaster]
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I've had way more luck getting gigs and meeting other musicians through Craigslist than with anything else. In fact I got my day job through Craigslist too. Indispensable resource.

FB, on the other hand, just lets me know on a daily basis who feels like griping about stuff.
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#2980136 - 03/14/19 03:08 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Sam CA]
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Originally Posted By: Sam CA
...I also manage my choir rehearsals/activities through Facebook messanger. It works really well!

As far as making public posts on my own timeline, I make one post every other year.


This too. Some people aren't too responsive to email, but always get messages on Messenger, so that works really well. I have my page set to private too, that helps. laugh
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#2980137 - 03/14/19 03:35 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Mighty Motif Max]
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Originally Posted By: Mighty Motif Max
Originally Posted By: Sam CA
...I also manage my choir rehearsals/activities through Facebook messanger. It works really well!

As far as making public posts on my own timeline, I make one post every other year.


This too. Some people aren't too responsive to email, but always get messages on Messenger, so that works really well. I have my page set to private too, that helps. laugh


That's right! I've been using this method for the past 5 years, and it's awesome! I have different groups for Sopranos, Altos...etc... . Obviously it saves a lot of time...but the best part is that people kind of feel obligated to look at the sheet music/backing track or whatever material it is i'm sending. They can't tell me they didn't receive the e-mail, or it was in the spam folder. It just works!

Most people - myself included - fail to make a connection with a tool, platform or whatever and say negative things. My personal profile is public. It's just i'm not interested in making daily general posts. I use FB in a different way that works for me. I could care less if people post a pic of their subway sandwich. It doesn't bother me at all. I completely ignore anything and everything that's not of interest to me. It's ridiculously easy to do!
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#2980148 - 03/14/19 04:22 PM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: Sam CA]
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Originally Posted By: Sam CA
Originally Posted By: Mighty Motif Max
Originally Posted By: Sam CA
...I also manage my choir rehearsals/activities through Facebook messanger. It works really well!

As far as making public posts on my own timeline, I make one post every other year.


This too. Some people aren't too responsive to email, but always get messages on Messenger, so that works really well. I have my page set to private too, that helps. laugh


That's right! I've been using this method for the past 5 years, and it's awesome! I have different groups for Sopranos, Altos...etc... . Obviously it saves a lot of time...but the best part is that people kind of feel obligated to look at the sheet music/backing track or whatever material it is i'm sending. They can't tell me they didn't receive the e-mail, or it was in the spam folder. It just works!

Most people - myself included - fail to make a connection with a tool, platform or whatever and say negative things. My personal profile is public. It's just i'm not interested in making daily general posts. I use FB in a different way that works for me. I could care less if people post a pic of their subway sandwich. It doesn't bother me at all. I completely ignore anything and everything that's not of interest to me. It's ridiculously easy to do!



Yes. This is the ' my personal universe ' view.

Without a doubt FB provides a 'free' utility to its many users.
Been that way for over a decade.

But the issues surface as one expands and understands the larger operational view of FB.
This has been well publicized and many have simply deleted FB, the messenger
from their smart phones. This is just 1 instance.

Some care about a bigger picture of a popular site and some could care less.
It goes both ways.
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#2980200 - 03/15/19 05:45 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: GregC]
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If i respected my privacy and individual rights more, i would probably take exception to FB’s business mode and practices. My wife hates it and talks about their practices a lot. I just don’t care. Google is far worse imo.

Scary big ass companies there. They are total stalkers, you can’t look at a DI box on the web without getting ads for DIs for the next 2 weeks, which is until it decides you were looking at something else and you get ads for that. My wife is certain it listens to what she is saying just in conversation (with phone “off”). She said she’ll talk to a friend about new towels and the next day she’s getting bombarded by ads for towels.

FB sells your info, thats creepy. IDGAF, but i’m Pretty sure I should ... their ability to manipulate the world is getting to be troubling ...
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#2980201 - 03/15/19 05:46 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: MotiDave]
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Edit - I use FB as a vehicle for music info. I post gigs, 95% of my “friends” are just people in music or people who are reliable to go to a lot of local shows. It does help boost band interest, and its easy free. I don’t really go on it otherwise.
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#2980203 - 03/15/19 06:00 AM Re: OT Facebook Seems Broken Today [Re: MotiDave]
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And that is pretty much how I view it. I have people and relatives in Italy and the US so it's pretty cool to use for that. If your a musician it can be a available tool for that reason alone for networking.


Edited by Outkaster (03/15/19 07:19 AM)
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