Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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WhatsApp blackout: no, your data was not depleted – it was Mark

Like millions around the world, I panicked on Monday when I couldn’t access my WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram feeds.

I don’t know how often I use my internet service Blame the provider for the inconvenience. These guys made me curse more times than I want to count.

But yesterday it was the other guy, Mark (Zuckerberg). How dare he I thought we were tight.

After restarting my phone and WiFi dongle, I found that online streaming services like Netflix and YouTube were working fine. At that moment, I logged into Twitter, our savior, and learned that most people panicked just as much as I did.

Not only that, but Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram among others and a global social media giant had made statements via their competitor’s Twitter platform.

One guy tweeted WhatsApp and asked her to “take the time” because he needed a break from his girlfriend .

Others “manifested” a similar crash, but for Outlook, Zoom, Teams and whatever other platforms we use to communicate with our employers: good call!

A friend of mine who uses an old version of the iPhone was convinced that Apple had denied it. An angry EFF Vice President Floyd Shivambu was not impressed. “Unacceptable,” he tweeted in response to an apology from the app.

I remember laughing at someone who mocked him.

“You can’t be with that Ground communicate armed forces, you need an American app. ”Can you blame the man? It’s elections.

Facebook later released a statement in which the blackout was attributed to a change in the underlying internet infrastructure that coordinates traffic between the data centers. This disrupted communications and other data centers, the company said.

Here are some of the other fights shared online: