If you have Facebook then you probably have been getting this error message all day when attempting to log in. The social media network which also owns other platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp went down this morning at about 11:30AM EST and as of now — is still down.
Currently the time is 5:03PM EST.
For me, it’s not a huge deal since I use social media socially and not to make money, but what about all the business owners and influencers who use Facebook & Instagram in particular to sell their products and services? I guess that’s just a whole day of sales down the drain and that’s gotta suck. Facebook says it’s “sorry” for the inconvenience. There are millions if not billions of dollars tied into social media. It’s influence is worldwide massive.
As of yet Facebook has not identified the cause of the outage but they have admitted that the outage is pretty much worldwide. I guess we will see when it comes back up and how long that will be. Although almost all of the social media platforms have experienced outages, usually not for more than a couple of hours. Definitely not a whole business day. I was questioning it after a couple of hours so I went over to old faithful Twitter to investigate what the heck was going on. By then #FacebookDown was trending so I knew it wasn’t just my WiFi acting up.
What did you do all day to entertain yourself online? Do you have other social media networks outside of Facebook, IG & WhatsApp?
Of course Twitter, like with anything else, made a joke out of the outage.
Rapper Lil Boosie who has had a sordid past with the social media giant, became a trending topic inadvertently. Over the years Boosie has had multiple IG pages deleted mostly due to his own
ghetto antics, yet he blames Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of the media conglomerates as racially profiling him. Looks like Boosie got his revenge today, if only for a day.