Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites?
Author: Livermoor
Date: 03-13-2019 - 10:09

Today's shocking Facebook outage has prompted many commentators to ask whether it was wise to put all the railfan eggs into a social media basket. When that basket gets knocked over, a whole of eggs disappear.

Will this more or less calamitous outage lead railfans to return to hardcore websites like Altamontpress.com or Trainorders.com or will the presence of negative posters like Synonymouse continue to drive down participation on this forum and others (which are visitede by similar unpleasant-type posters)?

If you think about it, Facebook doesn't even allow the posting of decently large photographs, the bread and butter of the railfan world. In fact, Facebook has started to impose even more constraints on visual content, shrinking their full-screen page size to a faux full-screen where the comments are arrayed on a 1/4 of the "full screen option".

Why are so many railfans supporting this sham of a web portal which is totally unsuited for a full hi-def railfan experience in 2019?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? Livermoor 03-13-2019 - 10:09
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? tundraboomer 03-13-2019 - 10:46
  News report with outage map. Pdxrailtransit 03-13-2019 - 11:13
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? HW Shippen 03-13-2019 - 11:39
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? Jack S. 03-13-2019 - 14:28
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? Negin 03-13-2019 - 12:56
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? Zukie 03-13-2019 - 12:59
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? Russian Bot Scot 03-13-2019 - 13:43
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? FB fan 03-13-2019 - 16:54
  Re: Facebook Outage Raises Questions: Will Railfan Community Return to Websites? Anti angry ego foamers 03-13-2019 - 17:49
  Re: Why is it an either or situation??? Disco Dave 03-13-2019 - 19:06


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