Sunday, October 17

PODCAST | Facebook: we depend on a reeling giant



At 4:51 p.m. on Monday, October 4, Facebook stopped working. It also didn’t load Instagram. WhatsApp did not work either. It is something that can happen sometimes, and the company’s 3,000 million users notice it right away. Having Facebook crashing for 6 hours is not just awkward. It is an economic heart attack and a warning: be careful, that the technology giants also fail.

This is a serious crisis, but it is not the only one that the great social network has open. We spoke with Carlos del Castillo, a journalist for elDiario.es specialized in technology, to try to understand what happened on Monday and explain other issues related to Facebook that we must pay attention to.

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elDiario.es has released this daily podcast to explain the news to you. Hosted by Juanlu Sánchez and with the help of the journalists from the elDiario.es newsroom and other guests, we will stop from Monday to Friday on an issue: it can be a complex story, an in-depth debate or a simple story that is worthwhile. A sound pill to accompany you at breakfast, on the way to work, during the lunch break or before going to sleep.

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