Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp going down at the same time on Monday left internet users to do what they do best: make a bunch of funny memes on Twitter, which stood out as the undisputed king of social media for about six hours.
Twitter was the first one to ‘troll’ Facebook for the outage. A three-word Tweet from the @twitter account racked up in a few hours over 3 million likes, more than 573,000 retweets and more than 184,000 quote tweets, even from the @whatsApp account. The tweet read simply: “hello literally everyone”.
With Facebook and Instagram in sleep mode, users have thronged to Twitter to express all forms of emotion. One of those users includes founder and CEO Jack Dorsey himself. Retweeting a user’s post that says someone actually put the Facebook.com domain for sale, Dorsey cheekily expressed his interest in buying the domain name.
how much? https://t.co/fH0zXw7rV9
— jack⚡️ (@jack) October 4, 2021
Below, you can enjoy a compilation of the funniest Twitter reactions.
When Instagram & Facebook are down. pic.twitter.com/mVFlVOOCOC
— Netflix (@netflix) October 4, 2021
Me: Facebook is down.
Wife: I could tell even without checking my phone.
Wife: People are actually getting work done.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) October 4, 2021
— FIA ERC (@FIAERC) October 4, 2021
— Bored Cat (@catb0red) October 4, 2021
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) October 4, 2021
— Shakti_World❤️💫 (@Satyachowdary66) October 4, 2021
— Ab D uL 🍁 (@AduL94110120) October 4, 2021
Some users, like NSA whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden, were not in a very playful mood though. Snowden tweeted that a day without Facebook services makes the world a healthier place.
Facebook and Instagram go mysteriously offline and, for one shining day, the world becomes a healthier place. #facebookdown
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 4, 2021