Twitter Wins the Social Media Meltdown War
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
It’s the craziest thing! People around the world are looking up and some are even holding conversations, with other human beings!
It’s good for the ego when people actually find you interesting enough to talk to…and then you realize it’s not because you’re suddenly intriguing. Ego smashed! It turns out people are paying attention to something other than their cell phones because they don’t know how to use those contraptions for purposes outside of hate-liking super filtered, narcissistic photos uploaded by their “friends.”
The social media sphere is having a full-blown meltdown Wednesday with worldwide outages across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms. Reports are that apps are crashing, photos aren’t loading, videos won’t play and messages aren’t sending, and it is not clear what caused the crash or when we can expect the problem, or problems, to be fixed.
Quick, bust out the Pop Rocks and mixtapes, it’s 1985 all over again.
Well, almost. There is one social media survivor living to tell the tale: Twitter. People who never use Trump’s favorite platform are flocking to it because they have nothing better to do. They’re using the 280-character social media outlet as public space to vent their frustrations about the other social media platforms, because, of course they are.
And honestly, it’s kind of funny. Knowing we could all use a laugh right about now, we’re sharing with you some of our favorite meltdown tweets. Enjoy!
How do you make this tweeter thing go?
WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram users trying to understand how Tweeter operates ?? pic.twitter.com/5WUHbPaeGo
— Lucas Maina (@maish_lucas) July 3, 2019
Is this the apocalypse?
Facebook and Instagram are having trouble showing photos!! pic.twitter.com/jTwR0kQWna
— Zachary Thomas Gibbons (@ZacharyGibbons1) July 3, 2019
Come on in, there’s plenty of room here.
After Instagram, facebook and WhatsApp went down. Twitter is looking like this pic.twitter.com/xAtUAMdtaI
— Tekena not Tekken (@Knaan_navy1) July 3, 2019
People out there with their armchair IT skills.
Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram down and all I can think of is.. pic.twitter.com/SMd1633Nt9
— Tariq Ali (@aliboomaye) July 3, 2019
The struggle is real.
Instagram is down. The influencers panic. Their power is waning. Smashed avocado on sourdough doesn't seem so appetising in this cruel, filterless world. They cling to their hair vitamins, screaming 'hashtag blessed'. Even detox tea can't save them now. #instagramdown
— innocent drinks (@innocent) July 3, 2019
Leaving a lot to the imagination.
When Instagram is down yet still extremely accurate pic.twitter.com/lNEsPkMnci
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) July 3, 2019
The outage has some questioning the true deity.
When you realise Mark Zuckerberg can actually end up 95% of your entire life by shutting down Facebook, Instagram & Whatsapp?? pic.twitter.com/WAuTyLXzix
— Mayor TV#Bbnaija (@HarmoyeH) July 3, 2019
Sing it with me.
Locals when Instagram and Facebook is down: pic.twitter.com/xd99mnvtvd
— Lauren x (@laurward_) July 3, 2019
And then, just like that…just as we were about to wrap this up, Instagram returned like an ex-lover wanting another chance. It was fun while it lasted.