On October 4, the world seemed to stop and go into a full-blown panic as WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook became inaccessible. Okay, perhaps that was a tad bit overdramatic, but it basically felt like the world was in a tailspin. Mercury Retrograde at its finest, as astrologists have pointed out.
Many of us are guilty of grabbing our phones every five minutes and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. And when last has anyone sent an SMS! Honestly, do we know how much it costs? As humankind continued to ask the important questions regarding what the world has now dubbed: “the Facebook outage,” millions of lost souls found themselves flocking to Twitter and TikTok with the former tweeting a few jibes at the social media giants.
— Ashh (@asshh_____) October 4, 2021
This was the first of many hilarious responses to Facebook‘s outage, one of their biggest failures (and most dramatic) since 2008. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Folks from Instagram and Facebook browsing Twitter until they can go back to seeing memes 3 weeks late pic.twitter.com/2vehMKHqIO
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) October 4, 2021
Me after switching between my wifi and data only to realise that instagram and facebook are down #instagramdown
— Benji (@Cule_Ben) October 4, 2021
— Zikri Ibrahim (@ZikriIbrahim7) October 5, 2021
— MB (@Bowx_) October 4, 2021
— MD. Reyad Ahmed Orko🇧🇩 (@ReyadOrko) October 5, 2021
Twitter holding social media after whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook went down…… pic.twitter.com/Y6wtW4c9qY
— Plo Sigei (@PloSigei) October 4, 2021
Technicians at Instagram,WhatsApp & Facebook Rn pic.twitter.com/EbNzSCVQwc
— 👽 (@djnyle_) October 4, 2021
Facebook and Instagram down pic.twitter.com/T22UiaFqZX
— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) October 4, 2021
— zoey pr’tty (@mas_paba) October 5, 2021
When Instagram & Facebook are down. pic.twitter.com/mVFlVOOCOC
— Netflix (@netflix) October 4, 2021
We can’t help but love the internet!
Picture: Netflix Twitter