- Internet users took to Twitter to share their reactions to the massive crash which took WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram down
- Twitter users vented their frustrations and some reflected on how social media has become more important than the real world to some
- The services resumed after approximately 45 minutes but the internet was still reeling from its effects
Internet users flooded Twitter with posts about WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. They had no choice all three social media platforms went offline for at least 45 minutes.
Internet users anxiety levels shot through the roof as the social media platforms shut down. With some people fearing a social media crackdown or their phones had malfunctioned.
When the sites went back online, internet users flooded them and shared their messages of relief. Some people questioned societies priorities, with people being more concerned with social media than the real world.
"Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back! #WhatsAppDown."
"I didn’t even notice Whatsapp was down because my phone is forever dry."
"When you’re playing a breakup prank with bae, then WhatsApp crashes."
"Economy down no tension,
But WhatsApp down
Priorities of our society!"
"See how almost the whole world was quick to observe that WhatsApp was down? It means people are not too busy to read your chat. Most times, you are being ignored deliberately."
"Me after restarting my phone 100th time in last 10 minutes without knowing that Whatsapp and Instagram crashed..."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that heartbreak is always a tough blow to endure for many, and a young man on social media, Andy Bemmah, has recounted a distressing ordeal with his ex-partner.
In a post on his Facebook page, Bemmah disclosed how he went through a state of depression after his girlfriend broke up with him.
The young man bemoaned that he nearly used his television remote control to stir his spinach (nkontomire) stew out of frustration.
In other news, if there is one thing many social media users were interested in seeing, it is the inside of flashy Mr Smeg's home. Finally, many hopes were answered after Mr Smeg also known as Michael Bucwa has shared a snippet into his personal space.
The room Mr Smeg decided to share with the Twitter world was his beautifully decorated living room. The place which is decorated with touches of red and mustard yellow, naturally also had his Smeg kettle posed on the floor because well, what would a Mr Smeg post be without his famous red kettle in it.
"Home," he captioned the snap of the beautiful space.
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