You might not have noticed but the world ended yesterday and social media was in meltdown! For thousands of users across the UK, US, Brazil, Japan, India and Europe both Facebook and Instagram were down. Many of the site’s visitors were unable to access the page on both mobile and desktop devices from 11.11am EST to around 2.36pm EST. A Facebook spokesperson address the issue to Mashable saying, “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”
Twitter was in total chaos. Being one of the only social media platforms still fully operational its users saw the opportunity to share their traumatising experiences.
This just further emphasises the issues surrounding Facebook user’s over-reliance with the site. With the platform down for a little over 12 hours, its affected users were immediately affected. Hopefully some users saw this as an opportunity to extend their news circle, but in gauging the emotional response it doesn’t seem likely.
(Credit: Jamie White) #FakeNewsFeed