Lauren Goode

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Facebook Suffers Temporary Service Outage in Europe

Facebook users in parts of Europe, including the U.K., were unable to access their Facebook accounts early Wednesday morning, due to what the company said were “technical difficulties.” Facebook said in a statement that the issue was now resolved. During the outage, some Facebook users took to Twitter to complain, posting with the hashtag “facebookdown.” Facebook last suffered a brief outage in early February, shortly after filing to go public.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work