Facebook decides to interfere with your time zone too!

The experts at Facebook have releases a time-keeping service titled the time.facebook.com. According to reports, the timekeeping software will work in a similar manner as time.google.com and time.apple.com.

Of course, there will be some modifications!

According to Facebook, inaccuracy in timekeeping can lead to a number of missed appointments and delays. However, their new public time-keeping service relies on a combination of satellite data and their own service to minimize any imprecision in time.

Facebook also highlights that in everyday circumstances like setting the oven timer – a minute difference won’t matter much. But it is an important consideration for other services that are dependent on making transactions in different data centers at the same time.

Facebook further explained that internet services are synced via a Network Time Protocol (NTP). Even our computers and mobile phones are coordinated with the NTP that syncs our clocks to UCT or Universal Coordinated Time.

But after a thorough investigation, Facebook concludes that there is some inaccuracy with the NTP. It is popular but not precise.

In order to rectify the time difference between their data servers, Facebook went ahead to make their own. According to the company, the same method is offered by Google and Apple as well. However, in the comparison - time.facebook.com is more precise by microseconds, instead of milliseconds.

The team acknowledges that it is not something life-changing but it certainly is helpful for processes that are time-stamped and any discrepancy in time could lead to potential problems.

You can also try out the new service by Facebook and coordinate your system’s time with the social media network by visiting time.facebook.com.



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