Houston, we have a social media situation
Just as we were all ranting about LTFRB and the crazy development over their case against Uber, people around the world are going crazy as they could not access Facebook and Instagram. Yes, BOTH social media accounts are down, as reported by UK site Daily Express. For the lucky few who get to access both social media platforms, it has been working intermittently.
Naku, paano na yun #FeedGoals ko? 🙁
Well, at least the trolls won’t be noisy for the meantime. Lol.
While we do not know what’s the real cause for both sites going down, save for a pop-up in Facebook stating that they are doing maintenance work. As for Instagram, they prompt users to “try again soon”. Being a generation that is very dependent on social media, not having access to Facebook and Instagram feels like getting stranded on a deserted island. This prompted people to go over Twitter (which is working as of this writing) to talk about the situation. Unbox’s EIC Carlo reminded everyone to calm down about what’s happening on the internet:
FYI Facebook and IG are down. Relax lang friends ?
— Carlo Ople (@carloople) August 26, 2017
But then, there are those who are simply going bananas about what’s happening:
Facebook and Instagram are down and people are on Twitter like: pic.twitter.com/bgNuhvARB7
— ? Lovatic (@King_Lovatic) August 26, 2017
Instagram and Facebook is down so everyone is running over to Twitter for verification like ? pic.twitter.com/kBQzNAix5E
— Kevin L. Walker (@KevinLWalker) August 26, 2017
Instagram & Facebook are down. You can:
2. Wait it out
3. Controversial suggestion. Go out & get some fresh air#instagramdown
— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) August 26, 2017
There are those who are praising Twitter for being strong in crucial times like this:
Facebook is dead, Instagram is dead. Twitter remains strong.
— sarsa stark (@saintnaddie) August 26, 2017
*facebook is not working*
*instagram is not working*
I am here, twitter
— ?? Sun (@hyes3on) August 26, 2017
After all, this online debacle might be a sign that we should focus on our real lives, and not our online lives:
— James Wooton (@jtwooton) August 26, 2017
How are you coping with the temporary unavailability of Facebook and Instagram as of the moment? Share your thoughts in the comments section!