You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In this case it’s “You don’t know how much you’re hooked on Facebook and Instagram until they experience an outage.”
“Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today,” The Verge‘s Shannon Liao reported in an article with the dateline Mar 13, 2019, 6:58pm EDT.
The Philippines was among the areas hit by the Facebook and Instagram outage. As of 9:58 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 (Manila time), both social media platforms were still erratic. Other reports indicated that the WhatsApp network was also down.
Meanwhile, Facebook acknowledged the outage another social media platform — Twitter. Part of the company’s official tweet read: “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps.” The company also added that the outage was not due to a DDoS attack.
Meanwhile, social media junkies who were experiencing Facebook and Instagram withdrawal sought refuge on Twitter. They expressed a wide range of emotions about the outage. We’ve picked 10 of them. Which one can you relate to best?
As for us, we’re just taking advantage of the downtime. We hear it’s already considered some sort of luxury in a world that’s connected 24/7.