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Facebook Fixed Site By Turning It Off, On Again

Low-tech solution ended the biggest outage in four years

(Newser) - Facebook went down for two and a half hours yesterday, its biggest outage in more than four years. The “like” button disappeared from all 350,000 sites with Facebook integration. How did the site’s tech gurus deal with this disaster? The same way your mom solves most of... More »

'Tech Sabbath' Proponents Unplug Tonight

'Manifesto' calls for 24 hours without digital distractions

(Newser) - There might be a reality show in this: Take a full day off from your gadgets, starting tonight at sundown. No computer, smartphone, or digital camera for 24 hours—can you hack it? The "National Day of Unplugging" is the brainchild of Reboot, a New York-based think tank that's... More »

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