Long live the website

If yesterday’s epic #facebookfail has taught us anything, it should be to not rely too heavily on any one platform that you do not control.

Sadly, a number of global websites still rely on Facebook as their de facto local websites. Which means they lost their local websites for a number of hours yesterday.

That’s not to say any web host will crash here and there, but typically we’re talking about a few seconds or maybe minutes, not 6 to 7 hours.

Facebook’s fail provides a valuable opportunity to lobby for greater localization funding.

Local websites should be independently controlled. Facebook has long been a capricious landlord, but now it’s not every a very dependable landlord.

Love live the website!

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