Meta Outage Shakes Social Media: Zuckerberg Loses $2.79 Billion

The recent global outage that hit Meta’s flagship platforms, Facebook and Instagram, not only disrupted millions of users but also took a toll on CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth. The outage, lasting approximately one hour, resulted in Meta shares declining by 1.6 percent, causing Zuckerberg’s net worth to plummet by $2.79 billion in a single day. Despite this significant loss, Zuckerberg still maintains his position as the world’s fourth-richest person, with a net worth of $176 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

During the outage, users encountered difficulties accessing Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, along with Meta Quest users experiencing login issues with their headsets. Additionally, some YouTube users reported encountering errors while using the platform, adding to the widespread disruption.

The outage sparked a flurry of reactions across social media platforms, with affected individuals flooding alternative platforms, such as X, with posts detailing their experiences. Elon Musk, owner of X, seized the opportunity to mock Meta, highlighting the reliability of his platform during the outage with a pointed post: “If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working.”

Users reported encountering “failure to load” error pages on Instagram and Facebook, with some noting the ability to view older stories despite the error. Many Facebook accounts were automatically logged out during the outage, further exacerbating the disruption for users.

The swift resolution of the outage brought relief to millions of users, with all applications returning to normal functionality after approximately one hour. However, the incident underscores the fragility of our reliance on digital platforms and serves as a reminder of the potential consequences of widespread service disruptions in an increasingly interconnected world. As Zuckerberg and Meta navigate the aftermath of the outage, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the volatile nature of the tech industry and its impact on both users and stakeholders alike.


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